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!!