Chenille Baby Blanket!

By Judith
 on December 2, 2013

At last I can show you one of the secret projects I've been working on recently.

A very special lady was having a virtual baby shower on Saturday!  What a cool idea!  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to 'tune in' at the time of the great reveal.  A group of us had sent some baby pressies to Sarah, and she opened them at her 'shower' on Saturday.

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I first had a go at chenilling at 'Quilting College' and thoroughly enjoyed it!  I've been waiting for the right project to have another crack at it, and this was the one!

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There are 5 layers of fabrics here, one of which is Irish Linen, which frays beautifully. The more 'fray factor' you can get from your fabrics, the better with this technique.  And the more you wash and tumble dry the fabrics, the more they will fray.

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The snuggle factor you get with chenilling is so lovely and tactile, and this wee gender neutral blankie finishes at around 30" x 42".

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I hope Sarah & baby enjoy this blanket as much as I did making it.

And if you are local to me and fancy having a go at this yourself, I'll be teaching a Saturday workshop on chenilling next year.  Simple technique with fabulous results? No brainer!!


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