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First Project of the New Year

January 15, 2010

Last night I finished this cute quilt for my cousin and her sweet new baby girl, AC.  She was born on Monday, and this has been a work in progress since before Thanksgiving.  But, you all know how Christmas gets in the way of all of your best intentions.  (In a good way of course)  Anyway, here it is, it’s going in the mail today!

This flannel quilt/blanket is about 32″ square.  I ended up being just a little smaller than I hoped, because this fabric (which I have had for probably 4 years) wasn’t cut on the grain.   I cut the “A” out of a scrap of pink flannel and pinked the edges with my new Gingher pinking shears, a wonderful Christmas gift from my MIL.

The back of the blanket is the polka dot, and it just folds over for the binding. Easy Peasy!  The mitered corners were just a teensy bit tricky (had to do some unpicking) but I think they look adorable!

Creamie loves it.  As soon as I spread it out to take some pictures, she plopped right down.  I think that’s a good sign!  Go check out all the other Sew&Tell projects. They are amazing.  I hope this group helps me stay motivated to finish some of those work in progress projects. So I can make some space in The Closet.  You know, so I can buy more stuff… or something.  Happy Friday!

UPDATE: Tutorial posted here

17 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2010 12:23 pm

    This is an adorable blanket! I love the argyle! Is there a tutorial for making this type of blanket? I would love to learn.

    Thanks for participating in Sew & Tell!!

    • January 15, 2010 12:48 pm

      I found an old copy of a copy of a copy on a tattered scrap of paper in a pile of fabric from my mom. I am going to make another blanket this weekend and write up a tutorial for it. I think it might be my new go-to for baby presents!

      • January 16, 2010 11:19 am

        Can’t wait to see it! I have some fabric in mind for one for friend.

  2. January 15, 2010 1:06 pm

    i wish i have a girl…. the blanket looks so happy and comfortable

  3. Karen N permalink
    January 15, 2010 3:55 pm

    What a fantastic baby gift idea! It looks great. Well done.

  4. lacey permalink
    January 15, 2010 4:39 pm

    super cute! you are amazing, seriously though.

  5. January 15, 2010 6:49 pm

    It’s so lovely and warm. I still have to master the mitered corners. I’m sure your cousin is going to love it!

  6. January 15, 2010 10:01 pm

    The simplicity of the design makes this a beautiful finish. Creamie looks happy with it!

  7. January 16, 2010 5:49 pm

    Super cute! Argyle and polka dots! I love the personalization. Your model loves it too.

  8. January 17, 2010 11:00 am

    this is an adorable finish!!

  9. January 17, 2010 10:05 pm

    le cute.

    blankie and bebe.


  10. January 18, 2010 12:32 am

    Umm, I would just like to remind you that I am about to have a baby. A girl. 🙂

    Really, I’d be excited to just see the tutorial–super cute.

  11. January 18, 2010 12:22 pm

    Love the blankie! The argyle and polka dots are perfect. I love your style!

    Another similar idea: We recently learned how to make blankets like this in an Enrichment mtg. They were called Hawaiian blankets because they were light–no batting (also it was a Hawaiian lady teaching the class). We used a twin sheet for the back and it came around to make the mitered corners and then 2 yds of a Hawaiian print fabric for the top. They are big enough to curl up in on a night that’s too hot for a heavy blanket. They’re also great to haul to the beach and light enough to throw in the washer. For the mitered corners, many pins were used–that was the easiest way we could figure out.

    I’m looking forward to your tutorial!

  12. January 21, 2010 6:40 pm

    Such a pretty baby blanket. It looks so cute and cozy and soft. Thanks for sharing.

  13. January 21, 2010 11:09 pm

    Precious! What a great, simple gift idea, and I LOVE flannel blankies! Looking forward to that tutorial… 🙂


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