I thought that I should make some more fleece blankets for the foster kids – Good grief, I haven’t done any since #61 & 62 before Christmas! – but sometimes I have a real hard time shifting my mental gears in order to start a new project. It’s so much easier to just stay in Ripple Gear and make another, and another, and yet another ripple!
Then I came across this pretty plaid fleece in my stash.
Surprise! It’s already hemmed.
This means I can skip the prep steps of squaring it up, measuring and trimming it to about a 1:1.5 rectangle, the blanket shape I happen to prefer, and rounding off its corners. All I had to do was make holes for adding a crochet border by running my rotary skip-stitch blade (explained in this earlier post) between the blanket’s folded edge and the machine stitching. Yay!
That was so fast and easy, it kinda felt like cheating! lol.
I’ve chosen RHSS Country Blue for the my border.