After wandering the aisles of Spotlight a navy blue and a light blue spotted fabric were chosen - even though we knew it was a girl. The plan was to have hearts on one side and mostly the spotted fabric with the team name on the other side - instead of attempting to use each girl's name.
The 15 girls were asked to draw a heart that was a similar size to their hand - interpreted in a range of sizes.
Cutting the pattern for the letters was made heaps easier with my new Silhouette Cameo cutter. Choose a font, size, type in the words, load the paper, push a button and out come the pattern pieces for each letter. Way easier and faster than getting the right font size, printing then cutting out each piece with scissors or a blade.
Testing layout with paper pattern and trialling fabric options.
The pattern pieces were pinned to the fleece and cut out. As fleece moves alot I firmly tacked each heart before sewing them.
The blanket was presented to the family the day after the baby was born - not bad considering she arrived a week or so early.
|other side of completed blanket|