by Susan Hupkens
Another project of my 7 year old.
She has patiently sewn together 386 squares of 10x10cm.
As you can see we had a good look together to give the pattern of the squares a nice rainbow like sequence.
From this "piece of fabric" she will now be making a blanket for her bed.
1- Cut a lot of squares of 10x10cm (or any other size you like.
2- Place all the squares as you want them on a big piece of fabric.
3- Make sure all pieces are in the right place (my daughter liked standing on a chair looking at it & making her sister move the pieces)
4- Connect all pieces to the fabric with needles
5- Start sewing all pieces together. My daughter did it row by row, making sure the order stayed complete. At the end we had 24 rows of 16 squares which were then connected as well.
6- Place thick fiberfill on top of the right side of the fabric.
7- Place the back on top of that facing right side down.
8- Sew around the whole blanket, leaving 20cm open.
9- Turn the blanket the right way through the hole.
10- Close the gap manually.
11- Sew around the edges of the blanket right, 1 square from the side.
A lot of work, but easy to do.... and of course it will not be finished in one day, but the excitement when finished is even greater!!!
Lessons Level 5, ~ Mini
Snap Bag , ~Sew
a buttonhole, ~Zipper
to sew a quilt, ~Cat Quilt,
in 7 sittings, ~Denim
patch blanket, ~Striped
Edge Quilt, ~Bandanna
Patchwork Quilt, ~How
to tie a quilt, ~Sew a
Rug, ~Needle Book