July 14, 2013

tale of a late blankie.

While searching through my fabric stash, I realized I was kinda sick of staring at the same old prints.

I needed some new fabrics to inspire me to sew a fun blanket for dear friend Loriloo's THIRD lil mister.

The only problem was...I was in a time crunch.

And the fabrics I needed were only online.

For example, Loriloo loves black and white. And I needed this triangular fabric. Because it kinda matched her sweater, lol. And it was only made in England. And would not be here on time. Boo.




So I decided to make her a little booklet explaining my predicament. She was more than patient in waiting. 


I normally make symmetrical 9-square blankets. But after watching Lorie sew together Ellie's blanket, I  decided it was time to branch out and make a blankie with different sized squares and rectangles.

Problem? My kludgey old cutting system. Was not gonna cut the mustard. So I saved my pennies and recently just upgraded to the new system seen on the right.

Lorie bought me the clear ruler with the purple handle on it. (Thanks Looloo!)
I was on a cutting high all night with that bad boy razor. SO.MUCH.EASIER to cut my funky sizes.

However, it was more challenging DECIDING which pieces should go where. Oi. I stared for a long time. And finally just started cutting and sewing, otherwise I'd get nowhere.


Little triangle appliqu├ęs.










And all done. Congrats to Loriloo and baby Wesley. Love you both.  Smooches.

33 comments:

  1. this is adorable!!!!! I seriously would commission you if it were a year from now and I were pregnant. hahaha!!!!

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  2. Such a cute blanket! and it turned out really well, too. Do you do any of it by hand, or all on the machine?

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    1. i do the embroidery by hand! i sew everything together with the machine:)

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  3. I love it!! Its so unique and the mismatched fabrics are perfect!

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  4. Wow this is adorable. You are so talented Davi!

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  5. looove it! your fabric choices and designs are amazing. :)

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  6. Just be careful with those razors. One time it took my nail right off (thankfully not my finger).

    I absolutely love the blanket!! You designs are always so whimsical. You need to start an etsy shop :)

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  7. I love seeing your sewing projects! you're so good at it!!! :) this blanket is adorable. :)

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  8. oh.my.goodness. how darling! you are so talented my friend!

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  9. Oh my...now I love you even more for Pete's Sake. This is the most precious thing I've ever seen. The likes of Martha Stewart would be lucky to have your talent on hand. Fabulous job. Really. Guess what I'm making my first quilt. I am making it for my bed. And I have been having my quilting friend help me. I am also using a rotary cutter and mat. I'm half way done cutting all of the squares. My goal is to have it done by Christmas time. Who knows how those women and men used scissors to cut those old school quilts so perfectly? Great post. You are one talented gal. Take care,

    Shauna

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  10. Ah you need to have a seperate link to all your sewing stuff so when I have kiddos (in the distant distant future) I can find this blankie again.. I love your sewing posts, more please..
    I'm a sew first cut after person, its bad and my awesome mom inlaw (who gifted me my awesome machine, and took me to many a sewing or pattern cutting class) pulls her hair out with me, but I do end up with some cute stuff.. I could do with a few more how to's though:) ♥

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  11. P.S. isn't getting new sewing tools just the best!!:)

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  12. So cute! I really want to start quilting!

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  13. I'm dying. Cutest blanket ever. For real.

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  14. That is soooo cute!! You should start selling these. I want one!

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  15. I'm in love!! Your work is fantastic Davi!! That stitching and design put together is just darling and I am loving the new pattern! You just done good lady!!!

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  16. I would buy this. For reals. Best baby blanket ever.. can we be best friends and you can sew things for all my babies too? Mmkaythanksbye. ;)

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  17. oh goodness, thanks gals. you really are WAY.TOO.KIND.

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  18. That blanket makes me so happy! Good work, mama!

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  19. Oh my!!! So precious! Too bad you don't live in my city... and we're not "real" friends... or too bad you don't have an etsy shop... or something! I love it and it's so sweet! Way to go girl!

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  20. You should open an etsy shop because I'd buy one of those bad boys for my newest little

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  21. AHHHHHH. i want i want i need. (yikes, i sound like a little brat) but really. you've got skillz, they're multiplyin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    love it!!!!!!!
    i wish i could come over and be your student. i'm scared of my sewing machine.

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  22. Oh goodness that is cute!! I'm pretty sure that will be making an appearance on pinterest! :)

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  23. this is the cutest thing ever! now that im pregnant i have a sudden urge to make to buy a sewing machine and make lots of my own things for the baby

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  24. HOLY CUUUUUUTE! the blanket lorie made me for eden is still one of my very favorite things. you gals & your swoony talents. LOVE!

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  25. Adorable. If you don't have an Etsy store... You should!(in all your spare time of course ;)

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  26. dude, i NEED that blanket in my life.

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