I’m pleased to present Part 2 of the ‘Years Bound Together‘ project completed by my eldest daughter and myself last Sunday.
We decided on a layout.
sorry for being redundant.
This gives you a view of the way the blocks are sewn together.
You need 2 equal-sized blocks, 1 front and 1 back. Our back blocks are 100% cotton.
It’s important to place each block set with wrong sides together.
While sewing, the back sides will be facing right sides together.
You’ll have 4 layers of blocks.
This results in the seam exposed to the front.
This seam is to be clipped carefully. Don’t clip past the stitch or you may have issues after washing.
If you do clip past the stitching, go back before washing and give it a little reinforcement with a zig zag stitch or two. No one will see this 🙂
We used some of the odd sizes for the top and bottom border. Some of these border pieces are from polo shirts that were details about past offices held. You could easily use any decorative or plain piece of a t-shirt that would give you a border. Be creative!
Playing around with color editing really brings out the chevron design of the backing. It is Shiny 🙂 Even after washing.
Quote that seems to go with this project:
Memories are the architecture of our identity. (Author Unknown)
Hope your Father’s Day 2016 is filled with beautiful memories!
Way back when I first began my childcare career, one of the first things I learned to make for the children were homemade sheets. The ‘choosing of the sheet’ is like picking out your favorite toy when it comes to naptime. It has became a favorite weekly tradition and it has helped those who aren’t really too fond of lying down be more favorable towards the notion. I’m not immune to pulling all the stops. I’d rather win than be weary.
The timing of this A to Z Challenge worked out well as I have some sheets that are overly used and need replaced. Showing you a pictorial of how I make mine. The instructions are usable for any cot or mattress. You’ll just need to measure them first. Depth, Width and Length. My tutorial is basic and is just a guideline. Hope you’ll be inspired.
Photo collage 1
Photo collage 2
Blankets slip and slide and can bunch up in children’s faces.
Couldn’t resist sharing a little Everly Brothers this A to Z Wednesday!