I've learned that looks are not that crucial; it's the feel that wins every time. My blanket entry this time is flannel - both front and back. I used a very simple design from Anita Grossman Solomon as shown in the September/October issue of "Quiltmaker". It's called Super-Sized Square-On-Point. I've worked with flannel before, and know that it can easily stretch out of shape. That's why I wanted to keep the design as simple as possible.
|Monkey is cut from brown, pink, and white fleece scraps. The face is a simple machine stitch.|
Because I was still focused on the feel of the blanket, I wanted to add a silk blanket edge. I decided to use cotton seam binding on two opposite sides, and add the satin edging to the top and bottom edges. I hand basted the satin edgings to the blanket first before using a decorative stitch to secure them. That way I didn't have to worry about the underside staying in position as I machine stitched.