Thursday, July 24, 2014

Appliquéd Throw

Mornin' hens!  Just wanted to share with you the throw I made for Jaxon!  This was my very first attempt at appliqué and using a satin stitch too!  Woo-hoo!  I'm so pleased with how this turned out.  Lil' Chick wanted the nursery colors to be gray, navy, white, and red.  She ordered the chair in navy and I thought, "Hey, wouldn't a red throw be great on that chair, and you could snuggle under it with Jaxon in the middle of the night?"  You betcha!!  So, off I went to Hancock Fabric and picked up some red fleece, a cotton square in a cute navy pattern, navy thread, navy embroidery thread, and some sewable Heat Bond.   I started by applying the Heat Bond to the the navy fabric and then cut the letters of Jaxon's name using my Silhouette Cameo.  Then, I cut the red fleece material into two equal sized pieces and I ironed the letters onto one side.  Next, I laid some tissue paper under the red fleece and applied a satin stitch around each letter with my sewing machine.

To finish, I pinned the second piece of fleece to the back and using a blanket stitch, stitched the two pieces of fleece together.  Isn't it cute??  I also bought Jaxon this little Gund bear too!  I added some red grosgrain ribbon around his neck to match the room!  Below is a picture of the nursery so far.  The DH still has to hang the sign we made and Lil Chick has a few other cute things to hang as well.  I can hardly believe it's almost time for me to meet my new grand baby!!  Yippee!!  

Okee dokee, that's it for me today.  I hope you hens have a great day and I'll see ya back in the hen house real soon!  {{{hen hugs}}}



  1. Beautiful nursery and soft snuggle blanket from Grandma. They will treasure it always.

  2. This is the third time I have written my comment to you. I hope it is not one of those days. Love love your blanket. What sewing machine did you wind up purchasing ?

    1. Hey there Cely! I used a Singer like the one linked below. Love my Singer! P.S. Your day has to get better, it's Friday! Woo-hoo! 😉

  3. I am having trouble leaving my comment also.
    I love the blanket, it turned out great. Love the baby room and the red/navy color scheme.


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