I love army blankets! These thin, wool blankets are perfect for picnics and cuddling up outside on a cold night. And, they are pretty durable if you keep them out of moths' reach. I currently have 3 and am always on the lookout for more. I love the tweedy, masculine look of them, but sometimes you need to feminize something. The Mr. recently bought me the olive green one and I decided it needed something to adorn it since it didn't have any stripes.
I had been hoarding the last of this Amy Butler fabric (Lacework in Grey, I think.) I love the doily like shapes of it. I ironed on an interfacing to give it a little more body as I cut out the lacy shapes. It made it much easier and didn't fray as I cut it out like paper. I had thought about hand stitching it into place, but I wanted a little instant gratification and used the machine and roughly followed the outline of the shapes.
Then, I simply washed and dried it (the blanket had previously been washed and dried, so it didn't shrink.) These blankets are not usually 100% wool and if they are you usually find them already felted. The lacey designs have an almost quilted look now and the edges curl up just a bit.
It is too hot now to cuddle up with this blanket, but I think it will be perfect come fall. And, if I ever tire of the look, I can grab my trusty seam ripper and rip the stitches and the blanket will be just the same.