Friday, July 2, 2010

Kaatje's Picnic Blanket

The girls and I enjoy tackling sewing projects together. They are always asking me to let them sew a new project they have in their mind. When they were invited to a birthday party for their friend Kaatje last weekend they decided that they wanted to make her a picnic blanket.
They picked out all the material they wanted to use, I cut all the pieces, they helped me sew them together:

Then we pinned it to the back, quilted it and put the binding on along with a tie so Kaatje could roll it up and carry it along on her picnicking adventures. Happy Birthday, Kaatje! The girls had fun making you a gift!
I forgot to take a picture of the finished blanket, but we'll post one when I get one. It was 'fancy'!


Jo Miller said...

What a great idea for a gift. And handmade is best. You have given her a treasure. Can't wait to maybe see a picture.
love you all
Grandma Jo

akamilby said...

Katie, your girls are going to have skills that other girls their age don't have, because of your creativity and skill. You are an amazing mom!

Faith Alterton said...

Katie, you have that sewing machine set up at your coffee table, don't you?! Way to go! It means so much to kids when their mamas make tools fit their smaller size. I love it!