Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Blanket for Baby

hello wonderful readers!  i know, it's been such a long time since we've last met, and i'm sorry for that.  i've now completed my first year of fashion design school! craziness!!  this past year has been great, and i can't wait for the rest of these years!  well, now that school's out for the summer i've been able to get back to sewing for myself and others and updating my blog.  this project i actually did while the semester was still in session.

my cousin was pregnant with her 1st baby, a boy, and so i decided i wanted to make her something for her baby shower.  my creation of choice, a cute little baby blanket.  i found this awesome tutorial over at Tie It With A Bow for a simple baby blanket.  this was the first time i had ever made a baby blanket, but i was not daunted by the idea and persevered on!

for my blanket i bought the green with dinosaurs at Hancock Fabrics and the polka dots and safari animals at Joann.  i also bought light green minky for the blanket backing.

once i had all the squares sewn together i stacked all the layers (minky on bottom wrong side up, batting, then quilt layer on top) and stitched-in-the-ditch on top.  i then took the blue satin blanket binding and sewed it around the edges, with help from this great tutorial, using a decorative zig-zag stitch.

and all finished!  easiest 1st-time baby blanket ever!  i made this in February, and now this precious little boy, born in March, is here to enjoy it!!

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