I love making quilted Cozies. There's something about the hum of my sewing machine that is comforting. And I just love fabric. I'm obsessed with it. I'm always on a quest to find the most beautiful fabric combinations. And there are days when, after spending all day as a 4th grade teacher, I need the act of sewing random lines of uniform stitches at a high rate of speed to help me relax. Quilting makes me happy.
But long before I knew how to quilt, my mother taught me how to crochet. And, although I don't have much time to do it, I still love it. So...I found the perfect project for someone who likes to crochet pretty things, but doesn't have a lot of time: fleece blankets with crocheted edges
A yard of fleece will make 2 baby blankets. After I trim them to size, I add some holes around the edges using a skip blade.
Then, I just start crocheting. Sometimes I use a pattern for my edges. Sometimes I just make it up as I go.
Sometimes I make shells, sometimes loops, and sometimes a lacy edging.
And...the good thing is, I can usually whip one up in an evening.
If you're interested in purchasing one of these blankets, check out my Etsy shop.