I finished my first quilt and she is appropriately named after the drink her colors closely resemble. I’m excited to finish my first quilt that has come from my own imagination and design eye. I put my heart into this one and it’s going to be really hard to give up. But I can’t keep everything I make. So for all interested here is the info on this quilt as well as the link where more pictures can be viewed and she can be purchased in my Etsy shop. Enjoy ^_^
This blanket is not just for a decorative nature but can also be used for warmth. The back side of the blanket is fleece to keep you warm.
The cotton fabrics are all patterned. None of the patterns on the cotton fabrics are bold. The pink is batik, the yellow has slight tonal differences, the orange ones are dark orange with light orange leaves and simple flowers.
The blanket is quilted using small invisible ties. The ties are invisible from the front as they are buried in the seams. They are only very slightly visible from the back as tiny dimples in the fabric.
Because of some of the fabrics used it should be handled with care. Pet claws and velcro can be very harmful to brocade fabrics as they will pull out the fibers giving the material a fuzzy look. Some of the fabrics have a tendency to fray and were sealed as well as possible with Aleene’s Stop Fraying. This is not in any of the pictures but I thought it worth mentioning that my initials are stitched into the border on the back of the blanket. They are about 1/4″ tall and 1/2″ wide. If you want to see a picture feel free to ask 🙂
Materials: brocade, crushed velvet, cotton, taffeta, and fleece.
Batting: low loft polyester
Dimensions: 4′ 9″ x 5′-9″
Washing: fabrics were pre-washed but do the the touchy nature of some of these hand wash cold and hang dry is highly recommended. Dry clean wouldn’t be a bad idea either.
This was made in a cat friendly household >’.'<
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: This is a handmade item. Hand cut, put together with pins, and machine sewn with as much care as possible to be as accurate as possible. There are some minor ‘flaws’ where the squares do not match up perfectly, but as you can see it does not effect the look of the blanket. These tiny imperfections are do to the finicky nature of some of the fabrics such as the brocade.