Another blanket

Showing you my finished 'beach-blanket-to-go' the other day reminded me that I never did show you the blanket I made for mum for Christmas. The photo below was in amongst this post, I meant to put the finished blanket on here once it had been gifted.



I used an old blanket that I found at the opp shop, it had started to fray a bit on one edge, so I trimmed it down and put binding around it all. The binding and applique fabric was some cotton off my shelf that had also originally come from the opp shop, it was a curtain from memory.





I stitched three ginko leaves on one side, and one on the other side.







I had a lot of fun making this, sitting and handstitching those leaves, and it was quite satisfying turning an old blanket into something pretty. I imagined it would be used as a throw or a picnic blanket. I'm quite keen to make some more of these, once a few other things have been ticked off my to-do list, we could definately do with a few of these around the house, perhaps I'll even make a few for the shop.

10 comments

RosieGirlDreams.com said...

I love love love this idea! What a fun way to cheer up an old blanket. Never would have thought of doing this, but will have to do it now...someday.

pod and three peas said...

that is a beautiful blanket, i love that you gave it a whole new life, and on your earlier post i too would love a pet chicken (or say maybe 6) .... so good for eggs and kitchen scraps ...

Donna T said...

I love this blanket and I love Ginko trees I have one in my garden and they are a favourite of mine next to my Judus trees. Would love to see some of these for sale in your shop!! Get busy girl.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Just gorgeous. Love it!

nzgreenbuttons said...

I love it! I've got a stack of thrifted wool blankets with the odd hole and bad edges. You've inspired me to get them out and transform them.

knightlight said...

beautiful! thanks for this as a friend has a lovely soft pink blanket which is quite large that shes had since she was a little girl and all the edges have holes and have freyed,and she was asking me weather i could ment it for her, the new material around the edges is perfect plus leaves or something in that same material. yours is beautiful! thanks Hanna

sherrieg said...

I ADORE this blanket! I'm picturing sweet happy babies wiggling around on it. :)

molly said...

So sweet, and how I love ginkos...

little grubs said...

Great use of an old blanket - it looks great. The green fabric you used looks like some vintage Laura Ashley I have. x

Ahipara Girl said...

gosh, thats a lovely lovely blanket. i have seen lots of blankets around, i have a pile of them in the garage even. what a wonderful gift some smaller ones for babies. just cruising around your blog and feeling the love you have for your family and home. its a gift to be here. x