The sewing together was more fun than I anticipated. Learned this stitch pattern from an old quilt that my husband's grandmother made. The black shows nicely on the bright background.
I decided to leave the top of the blanket the way it is, with an uneven edge. I wouldn't know what to do with the left over pieces if I don't put them in this blanket. Hate to throw them away.
My occasional helpers. Henry learned to sew in after-school care. He has made stockings every year, and they are putting together a very large quilt with blocks made by all the kids this year.
Bucky does not sew.