Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bandanna Blanket

Another Christmas present that doesn't take a lot of work (unless you are quilting it yourself!), here is the bandanna quilt that I put together for my niece to give to a friend. 
All it takes is a dozen bandannas, sewn together to make the top...and then quilt it! 
I used a black binding on this one and it looked really good, brought out the black in the designs on the bandannas. 
I made one of these last year for my nephew for Christmas for his family to use as a picnic blanket.  It is a family tradition that I started I guess with the "balloon blanket" probably 25 years ago.  I made it from 12 hot air balloon hankies and lined it with a pale yellow sheet.  I used it for picnics, spreading it out on the grass for babies to sit on, to keep warm with in the car.  That blanket helped make a lot of memories!
You can see my feline inspector on the scene here!
So, I hope this blanket makes just as many memories. 
My Aunt Marge quilted it for Ruthie and did a beautiful job as usual.
Don't look too closely at those corners!
The quilting is a paisley sort of flower design, very appropriate for the bandannas!
And it's hard to tell in the pictures, but this thread is variegated in primary colors, so the back is just as pretty as the front.
I love to look at the back of quilts...
Frosty looks like of grumpy here.  I think he wants me to leave the quilt outside so he can snuggle on it!

20 comments:

Jess said...

That turned out great! P.S. I totally LOVED the balloon blanket!!! and P.P.S. I love Frosty the Cat.

Beverly said...

What a great blanket! And what a great cat! =)

Amanda Dale said...

Gorgeous! Love it!

Becky said...

What a great idea! It is lovely.

Elizabeth said...

Love it! What a special gift! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! The party will be open until Friday if you want to link up multiple projects. Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Beautiful quilting - and a cute cat too!! :)

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

this is so lovely!! I am bookmarking this idea for summertime, This will make a wonderful beach blanket!!

Mariesa M. said...

That's a cute idea! I love the bright colors.

Naturally Carol said...

This bandanna quilt is beautiful and I love the grey that you've used on the backing...a great colour with all the brights on the front.

Donnie said...

That is really lovely. Never saw one made out of bandanas. Have a wonderful day.

Liz said...

LOVE it! I'm going to have to make one for picnics!

Melissa said...

I love this! I want one for me! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Quiltstory said...

So colorful! Love the quilting! Thanks for linking to quiltstory!

Stef said...

Beautiful Quilt!! I'm just learning how to quilt & now I want to make one of these!! Now to learn to machine quilt..
Stef

Megan said...

Fabulous! So bright and cheery.

jbr said...

What a fun idea.

Kristen said...

What a great idea! Does your Aunt long arm quilt?
Kristen at www.sewinfaith.blogspot.com

Stacy said...

This is so fun! I love bandanas but never thought to make a quilt :) Thanks for linking up!

alane said...

that is the cutest thing I have seen this summer. I have a table cloth that I made but I love this quilt you made even better!! I am going out today and get the bandanas to make it!!! LOOooove it!