- Trim one edge of the blue wool blanket to make a 60-1/2x66" rectangle. Set aside the trimmed piece to make the pillows.
- Finish the cut blanket edge in the same manner as the original blanket. On the featured throw, the cut blanket edge was turned 1/2 inch to the back and blanket-stitched with blue yarn.
To felt wool, machine-wash it in a hot-water-wash, cool-rinse cycle with a small amount of detergent; machine-dry it on high heat and steam-press.
To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the order that follows. It is not necessary to add seam allowances to these applique shapes because felted wool won't fray.
From leftover blue wool blanket piece, cut:
Two 21-inch squares
Two 17x13-inch rectangles
From assorted yellow, red, pink, orange, purple, green, and blue wool, cut:
13 of Pattern A
12 of Pattern B
17 of Pattern C
- Referring to the diagram, evenly space nine assorted wool C circles across one short edge of the throw, starting and ending the circles 2 inches from the throw's long edges.
- Lay out six assorted wool B circles and seven assorted wool A circles atop the C circles. When you are pleased with the arrangement, pin the circles together.
- Pick up one stack of pinned circle appliques. Using two strands of contrasting floss, blanket-stitch around each A and B circle, stitching the stack together. Place the blanket-stitched stack back on the throw and blanket-stitch the C circle to the throw. To blanket-stitch, first pull your needle up at A (see diagram), form a reverse L shape with the floss, and hold the angle of the L shape in place with your thumb. Then push the needle down at B and come up at C to secure the stitch.
- Repeat Step 3 to applique each stack of pinned circles together, then to the throw.
Continued on page 3: Instructions for Bright Felt Circles Pillow