A little project I wrapped up this weekend.
So we had this comforter. Right in between the down comforter of winter and the chenille of summer is where this blanket fits - it's just the right weight, size, and everything....except that it's hideous. I'm so not exaggerating. It's bad. It's been kicking around my family for a looong time - the 80's I'm guessing. And it's beige. A really really bad beige. I've wanted to replace it for years, but finding nothing wrong with it (besides the ugly factor), it just seemed a little wasteful for me to toss it.
Finally, this spring I could take it no longer and the comforter got a little face lift in the form of this cover. With fabric from my shelves, I pieced the top with yellows (lots of vintage bed sheet fabrics) and white swiss dots (loving the swiss dots this spring). The back is an extra king size sheet I had. And I used the snap press for snaps along the bottom edge for easy washing and such.
So far it's passed two really important tests around here for blankets:
1. It looks good crumpled up, which is how it's going to be about 60% of the time.
2. It withstands the bed-jumping, which is how it's going to be the other 40% of the time.