Team Spirit youth quilts

I owe this idea 100% to my friend & neighbor. She asked me if I could create a baby gift for a child whose house was divided- one parent a Steelers fan, the other a Patriots fan. Because quilts are my favorite thing, I had a vision for a checkerboard pattern blanket, using fabric from both teams. I placed the order for the fabric and couldn’t wait for it to arrive.

In the mean time, I was at Hobby Lobby (for what, I’m not even sure), and browsed through the fabrics. I saw they had Atlanta Falcons fabric, and got an idea. My best friend and her husband are Falcons season ticket holders. Their daughter was turning 1, and I needed a birthday gift. I bought the fabric along with red gingham and red flannel to back the blanket, went home and got straight to work.

Here are both blankets-

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After these blankets were finished, I had the opportunity to create a LSU blanket for a friend’s little girl. Normally, I either purchase fabric from Jo Ann’s or Hobby Lobby, or I order from Fabric.com, but none of these had the purple LSU fabric that I wanted. I found it online, but (of course) had issues actually getting it. 2 weeks, 3 emails, and 2 separate shipments later… Here it is-

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The small blanket measures 36″ by 42″, and sells for $30, the larger blanket is 42″ by 42, and is $40. These can be created for any college or professional sports team, and are a great way to show your team spirit, or a house divided! Check out my Facebook page for ordering information.

Baby Quilt

I did something crazy. Something that might make some gasp. I cut up my son’s newborn clothes! I’ve had then put aside for awhile to make into a blanket, but didn’t have the guts to make the first cut… until yesterday. I wanted a way to preserve my favorite outfits and jammies, and this is the perfect way. The front squares are a soft flannel, matching the “snuggleyness” of the outfits. This isn’t finished yet. I am seeing a brown border around the outside, then an outer border with the same patterned flannel as the squares, but I couldn’t wait to share the latest Sew Sassy Creation.

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My first job!

I’ve done quilts and projects for friends throughout the years, so I am not quite sure why this has me so excited. My neighbor “liked” my facebook page and emailed asking if I could make a custom piece for a friend. One parent is a Steelers fan, and the other a Patriots fan, and she wanted a gift for their baby to show their “house divided”. I ordered fabric this morning to make a checkerboard pattern quilt using NFL fabric for each team. I can’t wait to get started.