Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birthday Utah Jazz Blanket

Awhile ago was my mother in laws birthday. She's a humongous fan of the Utah Jazz and doesn't miss watching a single game of theirs. When her birthday came I really wanted to make something personal for her instead of just buying another Jazz mug or t-shirt. I saw this awesome soft fleece at Walmart and decided it must be a blanket.
It's monogrammed using my Brother's monogramming feature and it turned out quite lovely as a bit of personalization. I ended up not using any interfacing to do the embroidery cause i didn't want a weird stiff part on such a soft blanket. I just made sure to pull the fleece very tight over the frame. It worked perfectly and I'm really glad i didn't interface that part.

The binding is a satin blanket binding. It was my first time doing mitered corners and I was a bit daunted by it. I think they turned out pretty good and the feeling and look with the blanket edging makes the blanket much nicer.
I enjoyed this so much and she seemed to adore it. I was so happy to see how she liked it. I think this year all family members are getting a personalized blanket. That way they all have something I made for them. I saw some really cute disney fleece panels on that are tempting me.

note: this blanket took 2 yards of fleece and 2 packages of blanket binding. For those interested in making similar. blanket was a nice full lap sized blanket that was more then big enough to cover me while sitting down on the couch.