Happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a happy and creative start. I have enjoyed the holiday season and a refreshed after a relaxing time with my family. I was gifted a set of Kantha blankets from my mother-in-law for Christmas that has kick-started my creativity.
You can read about this Indian stitch craft here and in a few books here. I love the look and feel of these textiles and have contemplated trying my hand at the slow-stitch process. With my schedule, I decided pre-stitched fabric was the way to go for now. The set I received included 5 throw blankets in various colors and prints with options on both sides.
As is my default when I touch textiles, I knew I wanted to wear them! I reached way back in my stash for Butterick 5224 with an eye to make view B.
This is a 2-hour pattern, but I made it in 6! Choosing my print layout and... [read more]