Making a tied fleece blanket is one of those things I always knew I'd do eventually, especially now that I live with a small person. I'm surprised I took this long to do it! I've been in the mood to try out something from No-Sew Fleece Throws and Pillows and I finally did yesterday afternoon.
I had thought the Cupcakes Tied Throw would be perfect for my little girl, but then I was at the fabric store and saw this fun animal print. I knew it would these bright primary colors would be amazing with yellow backing. And they were!
Here's a pre-tying shot. Sorry about the lighting. Winter afternoons aren't very bright in our little home, and so the rest of these pictures are bathed in beautiful florescent light.
Here's a knotted-up shot. The bottom piece wound up being a little wider than the top piece. I thought about trimming some of the excess, but then I decided a little extra fringe would be nice for little fingers to play with while watching a cartoon or riding in the car.
My little girl really enjoys blankets right now. I know that sounds a little strange, but it's true. She likes to pull quilts over her head and hide. She likes to be wrapped up in a blanket while we read stories. She prefers certain blankets in our home over others, and I was really hoping she'd like this soft fabric and bright colors.
I folded this up and placed it on our couch, mostly so I could take a picture of all the ties.
But I also left it out where she could see it. When she woke up from her nap, she saw it almost immediately and asked "What's this?" And when I told her it was a blanket for her, she immediately placed her teddy bear on top of it. Later that night, I wrapped her up in it to run to the car to run errands. She was beaming!
Blanket success! This was a fun afternoon project, and I am thrilled my daughter likes it. I'm also thrilled that we're not even a week into the new year and I'm getting started on one of my resolutions by making a blanket! Woo!