Since the weather started to turn nice around here I've been searching through closets for a blanket to use outside. Nothing too nice. Just something to take to the park and sit on or snuggle up with by a campfire. I wanted a designated outside blanket. I couldn't find one, so I made one. I used absolutely nothing new in this blanket except the thread for my machine (which I did already have, but it was technically new.) Its not the most beautiful thing in the world. Its made mostly of old sheets and some fabric I got at a yard sale (the garbage bag for 50 cents). The lining is an old comforter I also garage saled for 50 cents.
It turned out to be pretty heavy, which I hadn't planned on. But it's actually perfect that way because it won't fly away when a big gust of wind comes up. I hesitate to use the "Q" word for this thing. It was never meant to be pretty or match and to put it in the same category as some of the amazing work I have seen out here would not be fair. But it's functional. It soaks up lemonade and protects our butts from grass stains. And that's all it was meant to do.
P.S. I forgot to take a picture of the back...I pieced some larger sheets together to make it fit.