Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday #9

You see that??  Yeah that down there.  That, right there, is what happens when you buy two different colors of binding! Bahhhhh!!

I was so motivated to get this Jungle blanket finished last motivated.  And then while I was sitting on the floor watching the Big Bang Theory reruns and pinning on the binding I discover that the two pieces I connected...DID NOT MATCH!  I couldn't believe I did that so I dug the packaging out of my little sewing trash bin and lo and behold!  I bought one pack in Mocha Brown and one pack in Seal Brown. *facepalm*

Sometimes I wonder about myself....haha!  But it is what it is and I'll be picking up a pack of MOCHA brown binding today, and meanwhile you can enjoy that picture of the *almost* finished Jungle Faux Chenille Blanket.

I also had a chance to work on the homemade binding I need to make for this faux chenille blanket.

I bought a quarter yard of the same pink I used for the top layer of the back of this blanket, so I was hoping that's enough to make it around the whole thing (yes I was too lazy to actually figure out how much I would need...and yes I had more then enough!).  I cut it down into 3.25 inch strips and then pressed them in half.

Then I opened them up and pressed each of the halves in half towards the inside. Then pressed them in half like I did at first.  Here is my finished piece.  I'm thinking not bad for my first time making my own binding and just going by the looks of my pre-made binding I have on hand.

I was able to get all my strips pressed and sewn together and pinned on the blanket.  So all that's left to do there is sew on the binding and give it a whirl in the wash.

And here's the round up!

In Progress:
  • Butterfly Faux Chenille Blanket (in the home stretch!)
  • Monkey Faux Chenille Blanket (in the home stretch!)
  • Another Green Bay  Faux Chenille Blanket
  • Cow Fabric Project (half remains!)
  • Quilts for Kids Quilt

As always, linking up to Work In Progress Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced with guest host Taryn who blogs at from Pixels to Patchwork!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Cute blankets Sara. Funny about the binding boo boo - we've all done things like that!!

  2. Both those blankets are so cute! Your binding story cracked me up. I've done that before with white & bleached white, it was terrible! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  3. :) Sometimes it's actually an interest point to have different binding colors. Sounds like maybe this would have just looked weird, though? Cute blankets. :D


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