The seams are sewn on the top then cut to fray and look like chenille. Each rectangle is machine stitched with an X or a flower.
The pattern calls for it to be smaller and to finish the edges by stitching around the edge and fraying them. I added more rectangles and prefer to finish it with binding. I think it just looks nicer that way.
It is for my DIL's birthday which has come and gone.
Happy Belated Birthday, Kerry!
Gratitude: I am grateful for eyeglasses. I started wearing glasses as a fourth grader. I had told my parents I couldn't see well, but my friend had just gotten glasses and they thought I just wanted some. Finally, they were convinced to take me to the optometrist. I remember the day I got my glasses. I walked down the street and saw things so vividly I was amazed. My eyes kept getting worse until finally at 13 I got contacts.(the old fashioned hard ones) My eyes quit getting bad so quickly and I loved them! I thought I would wear them until I was too old to get them into my eyes. But, as age and allergies hit me I had to quit wearing them. My astigmatism is too bad to wear soft, so I wear glasses once again. A pain, but really a blessing. I can't imagine my life without glasses. I couldn't sew, drive, teach, etc. I could read REALLY large print books, and maybe embroider if I held it close to my face. So, thank you God for Salvino D'Armate who invented eyeglasses in Italy around 1284.