Patchwork Fleece Quilts

Sunday, January 19, 2014

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

The Wal-Mart fleece stretched a lot as I sewed. I ended up ripping out two of the side seams and re-sewing them!

I did not add batting or quilt them. I sewed the front and back with right sides together (leaving a small opening), then turned them right side out, and hand sewed the opening shut.

I donated all three to our local Pregnancy Resource Center to bless a new mom.

Patchwork fleece baby quilts

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