Toy Blanket or Farm Field, You Decide

Since my vision problems began in August, 2021, they have affected my artwork, but not the same way for each medium I do. For some reason, I have not found it difficult to manage fabric work (on the sewing machine). Maybe it is because I am manipulating the pieces with my hands and have time to adjust things, and I also think it could be because the pieces are larger (meaning, not tiny pen strokes), my inability to see detail does not matter so much.

And, since I have been sewing for 50+ years, some things your hands know how to do without your eyes, such as threading a sewing machine (luckily my machine has a device that puts the thread through the eye of the needle or I might be saying something different here).

Anyway, I was sifting through some fabric scraps one day in September and thinking about sewing, but what? I decided to just sew the scraps together and see what came out.

I ended up making this small (@ 19″ x 27″) quilt for my little granddaughter. In homage to my eyesight I did not try to make anything straight if it didn’t want to be.

I quilted it using the Claudia version of free motion stitching (drive the fabric all over the place and hope the needle keeps up and who cares about a pattern or whatever???) using a very thin batting.

I mailed it to my granddaughter and I figured it could be a blankie for one of her toys or else a nice set of farm fields for her farm animal play set.

16 thoughts on “Toy Blanket or Farm Field, You Decide

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. We gave her a tractor and set of farm animals for her birth day back in the summer and I know she plays with them a lot (last I saw them – in photos – they were lined up under the Xmas tree…)

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I figured this way, she could do whatever she wants with it and it’s a good size to handle different situations (I can envision a toy sized pup tent for instance, too)

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I hope she enjoys playing with it however she decides to use it. She has a lot of farm animals figures and I thought she might like the fields idea.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I can’t remember on this one, I know I am using your latest in what I am working on now. As for this little blanket. I have the feeling she will come up with her own ideas for it, something I would never think of! Imagination.

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