Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fusion Blanket Part I


I've practically been working on this fusion blanket from the moment I saw it online. Crochet and sewing! Genius. Anyway, here is how to make your own. This is such a great blanket for so many reasons. First of all, it is reversible. The front and back of each square can be different. Secondly, it is so easy to sew when you get a free minute. I cut some blocks, sewed them together, stitch the border when I have a few minutes before bed or work, and crochet them anywhere! Plus, I can work on them at work without my sewing machine. 
I am making mine 4 blocks by 5 blocks, so I need 20 blocks overall. You can make as many as you'd like, though. So, what are you waiting for? Lets get going.


1. Make sure your cat is incredibly comfortable at your work station.


2. Really, really comfortable.


3. Alright, lets actually get started here. Gather your fabric. I'm using this "Cotton Rainbow Library II" sample book that somebody gave me. The colors are "palm, sage, and artichoke" . This is perfect for the fusion quilt because each square is made of different fabric! You can use any fabric you want though. 


4. Trim all the blocks to 6x6. Once again, you can make them whatever size you want, or just use pre-cut ones.


5. Pair two blocks together. I am doing one side of my quilt with pinks and the other side with greens.


6. Arrange them right sides facing in.

 
7. Sew around the outside, as if you were sewing a pillow, leaving 2 inches to open it right side out.


8. Turn your block right sides out. Iron flat and iron the hole as if it were sewn shut.


Here is a view of the other side.


Gather all of your matching blocks.


9. Next, sew a border on the outside close to the edge. I did this instead of hand stitching each opening closed. Trim up the threads.


10. Iron and repeat!


This is just how to get your blocks ready. I'll give everyone a chance to get started and then I'll post how to crochet the outside. I just want to say that I am absolutely in love with this blanket so far.

4 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see how this turns out!

    I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, for more information check out my post at: http://twenty63.blogspot.com/2012/07/who-me.html

    Dawn :)

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    1. Really?! I am so excited and honored. Thank You, Dawn!

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  2. Looking forward to see the finished product. Keep up the good work, Amanda!

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    1. Thank You, John. I'm working on a new recipe tonight so be ready.

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