You may remember last year I attended the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally where I picked up some lovely fabric to make a crawling blanket for my second child. I didn’t know if the bump would be a boy or girl so I tried to pick neutral fabrics.
I couldn’t resist london scene by etsuko furuya which literally leaped at me as I passed a stand selling fabric. As well as the main fabric I bought a lime fabric to back the blanket and purple to bind it together.
The fabric is gorgeous! It features well-known London landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, a London bus, Tower Bridge and London taxis.
The crawling blanket was a really simple project to put together. I cut the front and back fabric to the same size and pinned them either side of some light weight batting from John Lewis. I then basted them together to make sure they didn’t slip when I machine sewed them. I then sewed through the three layers around each length, about 0.5 cm from the edge.
I then made my own binding and sewed it on by hand. To make sure the three layer stayed together I did a simple running stitch using green embroidery thread through the patches of green dots on the fabric.
I’m really surprised how much we use this blanket. It lives in the lounge and at first I just liked looking at it (it’s not often I buy supplies and finish a project!). However we use it every day, we sit on it on the floor, play lego on it, snuggle under it when we watch a dvd and Little Sis spends a lot of time snoozing on it – but she’s allowed as I made it just for her. I hope she loves it and keeps it for a long time.