After I made Little Adrian his quilt, I had quite a bit of the fabric from the binding left over. I decided that Hunter needed a nice blanket that would keep the coolness of the air conditioning off of him, but not be too hot for our climate here in Phoenix. Here is what I came up with.
I used flannel on the back and did a self edging. I just cut out the main fabric to the size that I wanted it. Then I cut the flannel a few inches wider all around. I cut the flannel so that the ends would have a deeper fold than the sides. I did it this way because baby Hunter loves feeling fuzzy fabric next to his face when he falls asleep. I layered the fabric with wrong sides together. Then, I basted and pinned the fabric in the lines that I wanted to "quilt" them together on my machine. I use the term "quilt" loosely since I didn't use batting in between the fabric. I wanted this little blanket to be light but cute for our Phoenix weather.
The third picture shows how the back looks. The flannel is soft and comfy. I have a picture of Hunter wrapped in the blanket, but my camera has died and I can't get it right now, so I will post it on the next blog! See you then. In the meantime, tell me what you think!
I hope you can see how I used the pattern as a guide to make straight verticle lines to sew on.
Next, I folded over the flannel edging twice to make a nice finished edge. I used a straight stitch on the sides for a clean look. On the ends with the wider hem, I used a decorative stitch.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!