Have you had an item which you kept since young, for it meant the world to you and cannot be replaced?

I do. It’s an old patchwork baby blanket that my great grandma made for me more than 30 years ago. Its disintegrated beyond shreds now, so much so I feel embarrassed to post a photo of it up. Even my mum, the master of all hoarders in the universe, wants to get rid of it.

Actually I might post a picture of it one day. When I master enough courage.

And then you’ll cringe. You’ll see. You just wait and see!!!

So what I am trying to say is, that rag of a patchwork blanket had inspired me for a long time to actually make one myself. I made an elementary level mini blankie for K-gal and beanie before, but it wasn’t that much of a real patchwork deal.

Therefore I decided to torture myself a little more and made this.

It took me more than 3 months to finish this as I am not familiar with sewing yet and made a few blunders along the way. But I have to say it’s worth it, and I’m happy with the results.

I shall make a faint attempt at showing you how it’s done, but I am still a novice myself so don’t shoot me!
First cut strips of your desired fabric and join them on the wrong side. Press the seams flat.

Cut squares out of the strips and join them on the wrong side, alternating the design and again, press the seams flat.

Cut strips of border fabric and frame the squares together by sewing around them on the wrong side. This is then what you’ll get.

Then just join them all together and add borders, batting and binding to complete. I forgot to take photos of the action but will share them for my next project. Stay tuned!

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