Okay if you love books, like I love books, then perhaps you'd like to make a Dr. Seuss inspired blanket. Here's how I did it:
First you take the picture squares and sew borders around the edges. I chose to put two borders around each square and I used solid colors for the picture borders. Then I used strips of crazy quilt Dr. Seussian fabrics for the pieces between the squares.
I don't use stick pins very often because I always end up getting poked but binder clips work really well. See the left hand lower corner.
Then you piece the squares together using stripping in-between the blocks to space them out perfectly.
I made my center square super large because it had the theme on the block "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". But, believe me, this is not a good idea because the pieces need to fit together like a puzzle and if one piece is bigger than the rest, well it throws off the entire equation. Just let me tell you that my seam ripper was my friend.
Then I sewed a border around the entire blanket and put a soft cozy plush fabric on the back.
It takes a bit of time but not so much if you follow the quilting protocols. I've just never been so good at following the rules. . . :D Still I think it turned out - at least it will be warm and comfy when we settle down on a cold winter night.
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