My DS has a "kee kee" that is literally on its last few nights of actually looking like a blanket. He received it (bought from BabyGAP) when he was born (he's 6 now) and fell in love with it when he was about 6 months old and it has spent every night with him (and most days until he was 4 1/2) since then. Needless to say, it is in pieces. I have had to remove one applique (named "fishie") because it was hanging by one single thread and the other two are in terrible shape. the bindingis not holding the layers together in over 60% of the blanket and if I don't do something about it soon, the layers will completely separate and no longer be "kee Kee". Plus, it definitely needs to be washed (NO MOM NO!). I have attached a few pictures.
He has agreed to let me take it on my quilt retreat this weekend to make him a new one using "only the big chunks" from "kee kee". And, I have to use the appliques. At this point, there are large pieces plus the appliques that I can salvage and sew in with new fabric to make him a new one.
So, I NEED YOUR HELP in figuring out the best way to do it! I know I can fuse pieces of the old stuff to some fusible webbing, but then can I just sew those pieces with new ones? I've never used anything but Steam a Seam II, but I don't want to use a double sided fusible interface because I only want to make each side of the new blanket one layer, and I will bind it but most likely not use batting because he has to crumble in into a ball and use it as a pillow etc.
Any suggestions for me??
how I found kee kee on his bed this morning....
the less favored side of Kee Kee, but the appliques are still falling apart
the favored side, used to contain "fishie" which he had to rub while he sucked his thumb. fishie was cut out about 2 years ago...still have it to use in the new blanket.