28.10.10

Anthro Patchwork Blankets


I think I'm gong to go with Option B on the blanket - thanks for all the suggestions last week. I still haven't quite decided on a backing, but my heart is leaning towards some soft flanel in a soft, moss green.  I have this image of me stumbling across the "perfect" blanket at a fleamarket and it turning out beautifully.  We'll see.

Funnily enough just after I posted about my blanket I was doing a bit of Anthropologie stalking and found these amazing blankets made from upcycled cardigans and jumpers.  For a brief moment I contemplated making something like this as the backing until I realised that that would be 100 times more work than just sewing my 12 squares together in the first place. Plus I don't own a sewing machine so sewing anything is a challenge requiring many hours of hand-sewing or some investigation about where I can "hire" a sewing-machine from.

Sometimes I wish I had a Doppelganger who knew how to do everything that I thought of.  And then I would say "Doppelganger, find the perfect backing for my knitted squares and while you're out, you could pick up a few cardigans and make a second blanket just like this one".  And then I would go do something else and a couple of days later they'd be finished and I'd have all the happy feelings that you get from completing a project, without the stress and torment of it not working out.  Silly thoughts for a Thursday morning.
Blankets available at Anthropologie

7 comments:

Krystal said...

I need one of those dopple things too...I have so many ideas but no know how!

Lori said...

So so true! I had to laugh. Wouldn't it be a dream to have one of those hanging around? We could just sit and sip tea and be the "idea people". Somehow I don't think it's that easy, though, hmm? :)

Jamie said...

I've just spent 10 minutes thinking about all the things I'd get my doppelganger to do - the list is so long.

Karli said...

I'm dying...because this is SO ME! I have all these little creative ideas in my head (sewing included), and I seriously don't even have the patience to sew on a button. I'm not exaggerating, my husband will seriously do it for me. And now he's going to kill me for writing that. Have a great one! :-)

Diana Mieczan said...

I would need one of those the doppergangers too...I can think of so many things I could do!
Kisses, my dear

Ps: I hope you had a chance to enter my ban.do Giveaway!

justine said...

love that idea, wouldn't it make everything so much easier! they have just opened anthropologie here, it is a great store.

allyn said...

i've been trying to bring myself to work on a blanket for a while. it might just be the best winter project. a doppelganger! genius!