Sunday, February 05, 2006

Blanket Factory

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This is the stack of cut flannel that awaited me on Friday. It's a lot, I know. I tend to get carried away when it comes to sewing blankets. Maybe I should open a blanket factory. Ten yards of fabric yielded sixteen small blankets--no large ones this time because I wanted to use every possible inch of fabric. The large size blankets result in some waste. I'll save my $1.00/yard fabric for that. And, of course the scrap fabric isn't really wasted, because I use it to make small stuffed animals. These are my favorite blankets for The Preemie Project so far. The front of each blanket is a print that I call "Bouncing Babies" and the back is a coordinating green stripe. I believe these blankets will be great for a boy or a girl and maybe that's why I like them so much. Here's a close up of the decorative top stitching. Image hosting by Photobucket
When I was sewing these blankets I kept thinking of a special woman mentioned in the Bible named Dorcas. She used her sewing talents to help people. If you are not familiar with this story, you can read it in Acts 9:36-43. What a good example she is to all of us.

In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor. Acts 9:36

12 comments:

  1. That fabric is really cute. Your work is an example for many...

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  2. Mom.....I love you!

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  3. The blankets look great! Dorcas is one of my favorite people too:D

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  4. I love the pattern on the blankets! Yes, you are our Dorcas. Thanks for admiring my bonnet.

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  5. cute! love the decorative stitching.

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  6. oh how cute! i can just see cute little baby heads poking out of the top right now :)

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  7. Suzanne8:52 AM

    I make those same blankets with similar stitching.....I love doing it!

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  8. Suzanne,
    It's addicting, that's for sure!
    Tracy

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  9. Love that fabric - so cute! And I must admit that I'm just a tiny bit jealous of the beautiful decoative stitching your new machine will do... ;o)
    Sara

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  10. The blankets are simply arorable...love em!

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  11. What beautiful blankets! All the different decorative stitches are really neat. I'm glad you enjoyed putting these together, and the tie-in to Dorcas is great. :)

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  12. What a wonderful project for an awesome need… and how sweet to remind us of Dorcas… you are a sweetheart! I love your booties and cupcake hats, too! What an inspiration… I can crochet some (need to relearn every time I pick the project back up)… but wow - I may need to learn to knit AND to sew! You are a blessing… God bless you and your family…

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~Tracy