Friday, April 13, 2012

Baby Blanket Bonanza!

It seems like EVERYONE is having, or recently had, a baby!  I am up to my eyeballs in baby blankets.  All of them a bit different and specific to the person receiving them.  Over the past few weeks I have completed a couple fun ones that I thought I would share!

First, I have a friend that is having her 3rd baby, and first girl.  She is doing what she can to avoid pink and things that are too girly.  Coming up with an idea for this one was slightly challenging, but the results are pure elegance.

This blanket is made with a cotton sheeting print that I had left over from a a skirt I made a few months ago.  When I heard about my constraints this was the print I thought of..... and when I happened across the green velveteen at my favorite local fabric store, I know I had the combo I needed.  Feminine and chic, without being too girly.

With the scraps, I made a coordinating Onsie!
Front applique
Back Applique
Next is a sweet blanket for Baby Noah that was born a few weeks ago.  Don't worry, he already has his new blanky and matching tie onsie (no photo...sorry).   This was made with a super soft fleece print and backed with a classic chocolate brown minky dot fabric.  I finished it with a satin ribbon binding. 

Finally, I made this fun, retro ducky blanket.  I found this fabric, on super clearance, at my favorite LA fabric store... Sew LA.  I have been holding on to it specifically for a baby blanket.  It is backed with a cream plush fabric, and trimmed with a fun polka dot batik... making this whimsical blanket super yummy!    

Well, I hope you enjoyed perusing my projects.  I would love to hear your comments and ideas.
Have a great weekend and try to stay dry!

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