Remember the flannel Little Boy picked out for a blanket at Marden's? Well, in between our busy day to day doings, we ARE making some progress on the blanket. While my initial thought was to just layer the 2 pieces of flannel together and do some simple free-hand quilting (see the picture of the flower)... Little Boy had other ideas!
He wanted Elmo, monster trucks, trains from Thomas... Humm, what to do? I photocopied coloring book pages and printed pictures off the internet, taped them to the flannel and stitched around them! It went really fast - I dropped the feed dogs, put on the little round foot and just kept my speed consistent. I tried to keep my stitches on the smaller side to make it easier to remove the paper. Maybe not award winning, but certainly a winner in my son's very happy eyes! Go ahead - give it a try!
I have just a few more designs to sew on and then comes the binding. My husband was a bit surprised that I didn't use any batting, but it is a summer blanket and I don't want it to be too hot!