Now for the sewing part. In the spirit of Pendleton and Hudson Bay, I made two camp blankets. These are meant for camping, snuggling under at football games or singing around the campfire. They're cut by width of fabric, so they measure about 44 inches across, but are about 60 inches long. You need 1/4 yard of fabric for the colored stripes and about 1 1/4 yards for the background.
Since everything is cut by Width Of Fabric, there are no seams in the stripes, just piece the strips together and you're done!
The white one is made with Kona Snow, the darker one with Essex dyed linen. The colored stripes are a combo of Kona and American Made solid cottons.
If you want to make one do this:
Cut 2 white (for each end, top and bottom) 5.5" x WOF
Cut 6 white strips 3" by WOF
Cut 2 each of black, yellow, red and green solid, 3"x WOF
Cut 1 white (middle) 15.5" x WOF
Sew a top section in this order:
One 5.5" white (This is your top or bottom end piece)
white 3" strip
white 3" strip
Now make a bottom section in the same order as the top.
Then sew the top section to the middle white 15.5" piece, then sew the bottom section to that. The middle piece should have a green stripe on either side of it. Done!
I chose a plaid flannel for the backing on the dark blanket, and a deer print from Birch fabrics for the white one.
As soon as this miserable heatwave is over I can snuggle with them. Fall is still a couple of weeks away yet for us. Looking forward to rain, wind, and cooler temperatures, just about anything Mother Nature has to throw at us that doesn't involve sweating.
*The dark blanket has wider stripes than the white because I wasn't paying attention and cut all the white and solid strips 3 1/2" instead of 3". Ooops.