Thursday, January 20, 2011

Picnic Blanket

When I was little I had a blanket that I loved. I don't know where it came from, or who made it but I remember I really loved it. I don't really remember napping with it or cuddling with it or anything like that. It had a purpose that was almost always for me to sit or play on. I remember dumping Legos out on it, playing with Barbies and most importantly taking to the park to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July.

I asked my mom months ago if she still had the blanket and was so happy when she said yes. She sent it to me along with some fabric and some squares she had cut and kept to make me a quilt someday. When I saw my old blanket I was surprised to see how ragged it looked with lots of tears and worn down spots. I decided almost immediately that I would use the squares my mom sent me to make a new one.

My table
Old (and loved!) blanket on the back of the chair, new one in progress on the table!

Well, I finished the new one last night and I'm pretty happy with it. It was super simple, just a bunch of squares sewn together for the front, a single piece for the back and some cotton ties. 
Picnic Blanket
Picnic Blanket
And guess what I plan to do with it when it's not totally soggy out all the time anymore? (So I have to wait a few months...) Take it for picnics and adventures! Make fun memories with my new little blanket. It's so simple but it makes me so happy!