Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sewing For A Special Little Someone

I was in JAF minding my own business and WHAM, 
I see the cutest, most adorable receiving blanket made out of 2 pieces of flannel.  
Well, that looks easy. 
 How fun would that be with a cute print flannel on one side and solid flannel on the other. 
 Into the cart it went.  

This was super easy to make too. 
 I took my yard of fabric and folded it in half once then again. 
 I did the same with the second yard then stacked them one on top of the other 
and lined up the folded edges. 
 I then trimmed off the selveges and along the cut line so both pieces would be the same size. 
 I unfolded them pinned them right sides together and sewed all the way around with a 1/4" seam, leaving an opening for turning. 
 Then I topstitched twice all the way around (this closed the opening too!) and Voila!  
One super adorbs receiving blanket.


You already saw the quilt, or part of it.  
I don't want to show the whole thing as I would like it to be a surprise as to the finished quilt,
 but here is a sneak peek.  
I did a two color binding on this one too.


Lastly I had one chenille blanket made for her but while at JAF the super adorable mermaid fabric somehow found it's way into my basket!  
So I just had to pick up the flannel to make a more girlie version for this new little sweetie. 
 I have not washed it yet but here is what it looks like pre-fuzz.


OMG this is so sweet IRL!  
And that Art Gallery Oval Elements made the cutest binding.  
It reminded me of little life saver floaties, like you would use on a boat.  
I had the perfect Aurifil thread color to machine stitch the binding down with too.  
I have a binding tip to share with you tomorrow.  
It made putting this binding a snap!

Trying to decide if I want to do some appliqued Onsies too.  
What do you think?

~XOP~


4 comments:

margaret said...

some delightful fabric you have there, especially like the mermaids. Re onsies I am not a fan personally but they seem very popular her in the UK

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute flannel blanket. That is my go to for friends and family when they have babies and I need an easy gift. The mermaids are cute too. Onsies are the best except in case of blowouts....then not so much.

Gmama Jane said...

So cute and oh so easy! We makr these blankets for our local neonatal unit, Project Linus, etc...I still have the one that was on my grandson's isolette. They make upso quickly. We dont even bind all of our blankets. We sew a decorative stitch 1 1/4in. From the edge...voila!

Teresa in Music City said...

Some little girl is going to be very spiffy in her new blankets & quilts!!!! Lucky girl :)

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