Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baby Girl Blanket

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My daughter's future sister-in-law had a baby girl this morning.  I made this blanket for her.  It is very quick and easy.



It is made out of fleece, front and back.  The back is plain pink.  It is 42" square.  I put wrong sides together and stitched about 1" from the edge all the way around.  I snipped the edge every 1/4" all the way around to create the edging.  I used strands of floss to "tie" it together.  Since the patterned fleece had a quilt look, I just tied some floss every 3 squares, skip a row and tie the next row opposite of the previous row.

                                                       Example:   xxxXxxxXxxxXxxxXxxx
                                                                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                                                                          xXxxxXxxxXxxxXxxxX
                                                                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                                                                          xxxXxxxXxxxXxxxXxxx
                                                                          xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                                                                          xXxxxXxxxXxxxXxxxX

If your fleece doesn't have a pattern that you can do that with, figure out a different pattern to place your ties, or sew from corner-to-corner or side-to-side. 

I made a ribbon blanket to match:


I cut the ribbons too long, so I tied knots in a few of them and folded some of the others and stitched them.  I don't mind the knotted ones, but don't care for the others.  They really didn't look that long until I had it finished.  It is also fleece on both sides and is 8 1/2" square. 

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4 comments:

  1. Hello! I'm following from the Wild Wednesday Blog Hop! I'm following you through Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Twitter, and Networked Blogs, as applicable!

    I hope you're having a great week!

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    Courtney P.
    www.peaceloverecipes.com

    P.S. That is a beautiful blanket! I would love to make one for my daughter. :)

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  2. So cute and easy! Thanks for stopping on my blog hop! My mum made a couple of these for my kids. I think i will made one for hubby this winter to watch tv ! Www.p-art-y.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful blankets! I love sewing with fleece and the no-fray possibilities it presents!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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