A Bedspread Reborn

Back in February 2015 I made a bedspread for Little Miss M


She loved it but sadly it got too close to something hot and looked like thisIMG_5166

I could not bring myself to throw it away so I folded it up and put it in a bag and forgot about it …. until now. In my new bid to sort out WIPs and UFOs etc I washed it in the machine, dried it and chopped out the damaged bits.


The rest, I have unpicked and rolled into balls. It is making its way into another scrappy blanket. Inspired by Mrs Snail, I just tie the ends together with a reef knot and leave them showing.

Scrap Happy crochet

Little Miss M now has this blanketMandala Madness, crochet blanket

You can see more photos of this Mandala Blanket on my Throws Page.

The pattern is Mandala Madness, by Helen Shrimpton, a free pattern.


Joining Kate and other Happy Scrappers for Scrap Happy Day, the 15th of every month.

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, PaulineSue L,
Sunny and Kjerstin



34 responses to “A Bedspread Reborn

  1. Love that you are actually doing something with it. Glad that was the extent of the accident too!

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  2. love the mandala spread and then of course, not love a blanket made with love that came in contact with the wrong substance…but you’ve a good recycled blanket from what could be salvaged

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  3. That is VERY scrap happy Sandra!

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  4. How wonderful you’ve been able to use that first blanket for something brand new, and Miss E wasn’t hurt! Her mandala blanket is fantastic!!! xx

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  5. Great idea, so clever!

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  6. what a scary accident, thank goodness all was o.k. very clever of you to reuse the yarn. The mandala blanket is gorgeous, hope she looks after this one.

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  7. What a beautiful blanket

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  8. You are a wonder, that’s what you are. And, phew, very, very, very good that Little Miss M didn’t get hurt!!!!

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  9. Wow that’s great you reused the blanket, and the mandala is stunning 😊

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  10. Going Batty in Wales

    Clever you salvaging what you can from the damaged blanket. And lucky Miss M that you had a replacement for it. They were / are both lovely.

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  11. I’m glad the first blanket is being resurrected. Although her replacement is *wonderful*, that first one must have captured her heart, and it will be lovely to see something new rise from the not-quite ashes. So glad the singed bits didn’t have a scary outcome.

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  12. That looks like a very scary incident! Thank goodness it wasn’t any worse.
    I think she has got another beautiful blanket as a replacement though.

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  13. You must have felt devastated to see it. Was it acrylic? I know wool smolders when set alight not sure about acrylic. Scary and sad. Good that you were able to reuse the yarn.

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    • Yes acrylic – Stylecraft SDK. I wasn’t really too upset after the initial shock – after all, I got to make another blanket and this time Little Miss M was old enough to tell me the colours and design she wanted.

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  14. oh dear on the first blanket!!! as you say, a good job it didn’t start a fire!

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  15. What a terrible thing to happen- hope she takes more care with the new one, and well done on making her a new one and re-using the usable bits. it must have been heart breaking to see that damage.

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