My weekend 'make time' involved whipping up a little something for our friends' the latest addition. I took inspiration from miss pink picket fence and went with a baby blanket, made with my vintage sheets, of course.
Oh gosh, I had forgotten how much I love to make baby things! The last time I made a blanket like this was in preparation for Ava...almost 5(!!?) years ago. Back then, I didn't know that she was a she, so there no pink lovliness to indulge in. After she was born, I didn't have the time to go back to make her anything like this (I'm pretty sure I bought that flannel I used on the back for her back then). I have to say, this is much more fun!
I simply pieced the front by sewing strips of sheeting & dots, then backed with flannel by placing them right sides together, sewing around the sides leaving an opening for turning, flipping the blanket right side out, then top stitching around all 4 sides. Easy peasy.
Oh, I embroidered the name first, before attaching the backing. I also did some top stitching along the seams of the strips, though that step isn't necessary because there is no batting.
With that striped flannel as my inspiration (could it be any more perfect?), it was pretty easy to pull my prints together. I couldn't believe how well those sheets went with the flannel stripe.
Much to my delight, the blanket was well received - love that!