6 years ago I didn't know anything a'tall about sewing (not that I know that much more now. I'm not much of a "rule" follower).
I picked out fabric when I was pregnant and didn't know what I was having. I really thought I was having a boy so I didn't spend too much time focusing on the girl fabric. Looking back I don't know why I picked this fabric in particular. I'm not normally a black, pink, and yellow girl myself. It must have been some crazy hormones.
I made this quilt when Morgan was little. I was too tired and overwhelmed with being a first time mom to do it sooner. She was just a couple months old when I gave it to her, but she's loved it ever since.
She's always called it her square blankie, and sleeps with it every night.
The problem I have now, 6 years later, is that she sleeps with it every night.
She has slept with it every night, even the summer of '09, when we had some issues with making it through the night.
So it's been washed. A LOT.
And Mama didn't think about that enough when constructing the darn thing, so Morgan's precious square blankie is in a heap of trouble.
What should I do? She's not ready to part with it so that I can tuck it away somewhere for safekeeping. It's becoming so thin. I'm starting to see wee bits of it in the dryer.
Should I...... take off the binding and sew on a new one? Purchase a whole new backer, lay this blanket on it, and buy new binding and just smash the whole thing together?
I'm not worried at all about appearance. I just want the blanket to survive another year. And it's not going to at this point. Look at that black fabric. It's grey, practically white now.
So I need some advice.
After you've pondered that, and speaking of quilts, I do have one last sneak for you from Studio Calico's June kit. I've gotta tell you.... I was in quite the homespun mood.