The story behind this remnant goes back almost ten years when my sewing projects were annual Christmas pajamas for my son. We were at my sister-in-law's for the holidays and her son, an avid outdoors man, had this piece of fabric. During our discussion of the pajamas he asked me to make him a pair of shorts.
The shorts never got made but here was this nice, large remnant, a perfect size for a child's blanket. This same nephew now has two adorable children. The only kicker was a 1/4 of a yard chunk cut out of the corner.
Off to the wonderful world of fabrics; Hancock's and Joann's in my town, to see what kid friendly border could be found plus a suitable replacement for the corner.
Hancock's was the winner with the fun frogs on camo print as well as a brown fleece for the replacement piece.
The finished blanket has a 4 inch border and a brown square with frogs cut out of the fabric and ironed in place.
I really like the whimsy of the frogs on camo which give the original piece a kid friendly feel. I hope my nephew is happy with the final product, instead of his shorts, and the kids enjoy the warmth of their camouflage blanket.
This makes complete 'quilt' number 4 since September. Number 5 is well underway. I have to credit the empty nest energy, it keeps me productive.