Triple Crown Blanket

I hope you all (in the US, anyway) have had a good 4th of July! I somehow ended up with the day off, which I’ve spent sewing and avoiding people, mostly.

Last month American Pharoah was the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown. I don’t follow horse racing too closely (I’m really bad at keeping up with it) but this was SO exciting to see!!

For a while my newsfeed was filled with nothing but stories and photos of American Pharoah. (no complaints there) I felt inspired to make his winner’s blanket, and after finally collecting all the supplies, got to it today. Mostly, I just wanted to see if it would work.

Cigar gets to wear it since there is no Pharoah model yet. 😉

The images were put together in Photoshop first, then transferred to fabric with an iron-on transfer paper. Luckily it turned out better than I thought it would. I’ll have to keep this in mind for future projects.



Ok Breyer – when do we get a Pharoah model? 😀

16 thoughts on “Triple Crown Blanket

  1. That looks soooooooo good! It looks so real, and I don’t know what to say. It’s too fabulous for words. And please, Breyer! Pretty please with cherries on top!! 😀 Great job!

  2. Awh, wonderful! I love that transfer paper, it does a fab job! I need some of that stuff! Plus, I’m in awe other the neat bias tape and double trim! Gosh, such amazing detail!

    Did you hear about racing legend Kauto Star? He was recently put to sleep after an injury in his field. He too won the triple crown I believe, and something else. He was retired, but he to is a racing legend, one I will personally always remember, he had such presence. Rip Kauto Star ):

    So breyer, when can we get these lovely horses in model form? (:

    1. Also a question. How do you get a “fitted” curve to the rug? Mine all seem to turn out like stiff boxes! Is it one piece of fabric, or two sewn together, with the seam running down the topline? Thanks!

      1. I use one piece with a seam going down the middle. It could be made with two separate pieces too. 🙂


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