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2 blankets

I gave away two blankets this past week. The first was a quilt I made for a friend who is expecting a baby in January. She lives in Florida, so I was hesitant to knit anything, given the tropical climate there (though she did point out that everything in Florida is so heavily air conditioned people wear long sleeves indoors all the time!) 

Here are a few more details: I used a big stack of fat quarters in coordinating prints by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman and made a bunch of nine-patch squares. I like these fabrics because of the bright, appealing colors and small scale prints. As it happens, many of the prints feature animal motifs (fox, cheetah, giraffe) and my friend loves animals of all kinds, so that feels like a real win. I had a bunch of lightweight chambray in my stash, so I used that for the sashing and on a whim decided to have the blocks offset when I put the quilt top together. The backing (not pictured) is polka-dot Minky I picked up at Blue Bar Quilts. The finish…

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