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Anyone Willing & Able to Take on the Challenge of Organising a SEWN/EMBROIDERED MN Bereavement Blanket ??

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rockinhippy Thu 18-Aug-11 22:28:46

Inspired by Purplepidgins Knitters/Crocheters call to arms to make a blanket in the thread linked below.

I suggested maybe also using Fleece squares, but turns out this isn't possible mixed with the knit/crochet squares

but purplepidjin suggested a whole separate Fleece Memory Blanket, from us sewers & quilters might be a lovely idea smile

I would suggest this can be a combination of plain squares & some embellished with applique & embroidery, be that machine, or whatever your skill or preference - these need to be laid out to form the design & then sewn together & backed again with fleece

Sadly for various reasons, including health related & hospital looming I cannot offer to organise & sew this whole project, but I can offer squares & possibly help with the actual design - though that may be best in a quilters hands?? as this is more of a quilting project & thats not something I've ever really taken an interest in - I do applique & embroider though & have a healthy fleece stash, so can add squares to the pot STS

Thread below smile

link to original thread here

Bohica Thu 18-Aug-11 22:33:11

I can't sew but I am happy to organise matching sewers & donators & general admin etc

rockinhippy Thu 18-Aug-11 22:38:52

Great start smile - we need someone who can sew them all together & back it then - by machine of course

if one big one is too much & no-one volunteers, another plan might be to split it into Kiddie sized Mummy Memory Blankets for the 3 poor mites who've just lost there Mum - I could probably take on putting one of those together myself - perhaps it would be nice to have designs on some of the squares that meant something to magic8

rockinhippy Thu 18-Aug-11 22:42:27

lot half of that post confused - so we'd need 2 more assemblers smile

see what offers come in - sizes etc for the adult ones are already worked out by the knitters, so thats easy, no thought needed

but if we end up doing 3 xKids ones then I can probably work out whats needed square wise, unless a quilter wants to take that on??

purplepidjin Thu 18-Aug-11 22:43:15

I can cut and send some squares <eyes up stash>

How big? Any restrictions on decoration?

rockinhippy Thu 18-Aug-11 22:49:50

I think it would be nice to get some decoration ideas from the family - if thats possible?? - it would be a lovely thought that in years to come the DCs would still find the blanket/s a comfort & think of it as having a bit of heir Mum in it?? - but otherwise geared to the DCs sex in colour, with symbols such as hearts for love, white feathers, Dragonflies (meaning visitor from heaven) or any spiritual symbols relevant to the family etc etc

The more I think on it, I do think it should be 1 DCs blanket each - what do others think on that??

rockinhippy Thu 18-Aug-11 22:52:00

lets see who favours Kidds blankets - if everyone is happy with that, & no-one else offers I can work it out

is there a time scale these things are generally made in?? - thats the bit that worries me?

purplepidjin Thu 18-Aug-11 22:53:23

Copied from the other thread:

Hi ladies, I was a friend of magic

her daughters initials are I, X and B, she also had a much loved angel baby daughter with the initial R if anyone wanted to include of of that.

She always referred to her twins as spiderbabies whilst she was carrying them

She loved butterflies

Her dh is A

rockinhippy Thu 18-Aug-11 23:14:38

smile thats great purple thanks -

now fingers crossed that you have something to organise bohica smile

LatteLady Fri 19-Aug-11 18:13:56

If you need some to help with piecing the quilt, I am very happy to help. Please PM me if you still need help.

rockinhippy Tue 23-Aug-11 20:40:36

that sounds great Lattelady smile

hopefully we get a few more onboard & then we CAN do it

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