In my house there is a pillow thief. The thief strikes early in the morning. She yells I’m awake, then comes barreling down the hall with her “bubble blanket” also known as the “Dresden Tumbler Quilt“, climbs into bed with me and promptly demands my pillow. My nice, warm, perfectly soft, comfortable pillow. The one under my head! That I was just fast asleep on moments prior to hearing her yell “I’m Awake!” Then after I give it to her she tends to get frustrated because she has a hard time getting the pillowcase off…this frustration is due to the fact that she has no real interest in my pillow, but in the fact that my pillow is covered in minky dot fabric. As soon as I, oh so obligingly, remove said pillowcase she curls up UNDERNEATH my pillow. She isn’t even using it as a pillow!
This thievery must come to an end! I am hoping I have put a stop to it…yesterday after my terrible dentist appointment which has resulted in my needing a second root canal on a tooth that had one on it five years ago (don’t get me started!) I decided I needed some retail therapy. We found ourselves at JoAnn’s and I let the thief select 2 different minky dot fabrics. During nap time…a blanket was born!
Here are a couple of pics after it was unveiled.
Now I’m sure you can probably guess that there is no shortage of cuddly blankets in our house and you already know from last week that there is certainly no shortage in Anne’s room, but I needed to rescue my pillow. I will report back later and let you know if the thieving has come to an end!
(This was the fastest blanket I ever made! I bought 2 pieces of minky that were 58″x58″ laid them right sides together, pinned the heck out of them. Started sewing using a 1/2″ seam with my walking foot. I left an 8 inch gap in the center of one side for turning and then I just top stitched that seam closed. Super fast and easy!)
Have a happy Thursday! The long holiday weekend is almost here!