Sunday, January 19, 2014

Patchwork Fleece Quilts

In September (2013), I led a crafty service project session at our church's women's retreat. Each group of about four women made a fleece tie blanket for an elderly person. If you've ever made one, you know that the first step is to cut a square from each corner of the two fleece fabrics. Being a quilter, I couldn't bare to throw those out!

I collected all the fleece squares from the service project and cut them into 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" squares. Then I stitched them together into patchwork squares. I added brown fleece borders and brown fleece backs (from Jo-Ann's) to create small baby sized quilts. For one blanket, I ran out of the brown fleece so used a purple fleece remnant from Wal-Mart.

Patchwork fleece baby quilts