I finished the last blankets for Project Night Night for a total of four as part of my quarterly donation project. Each bag contains a handmade blanket, a book, and a stuffed animal. These bags will be donated through our church to a local homeless shelter.
As time consuming as it was, I learned a lot from making four blankets in such a short period of time.
- Fleece works well as a backing for a cotton front but only if it's quilted. The fleece and cotton don't form a sturdy blanket without some quilting.
- Closing edges of the blanket before quilting does not work. I did this to save time with the puppy blanket below, but the layers shifted while quilting. Binding edges after quilting is a better way to go.
- Tighter quilting, although more time consuming, produces much better results.
- Free motion quilting is really a lot of fun and surprisingly relaxing.