Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fleece Blanket and Appliquéd Onesie

Babies are such a nice way to start people. -Don Herrold

Mr. Bug's sister and her husband are expecting their sixth baby. Some of her neighbors had a shower for her last night and so I threw this together for her yesterday afternoon. I was only a little late getting to the shower.

These blankets are really fast and fun to make. I got the fleece a while ago and I'm pretty sure it was on sale for $2 a yard {I love a bargain like that even more than I love a 50% off coupon :wink:}. This piece was about 1⅓ yards, so squared it up and then cut it down the middle to make two blankets {I'll finish the other one later}. The finished size is 32ish" x 47ish". When I've made these before, I always got a yard and then cut the width to 45" {finished size 36" x 45"} because that is how far one package of the Satin Blanket Binding will go. The shape of this one is a little odd, but still very useable, so I think I may do this size again. It is less waste this way.

The appliquéd onesie was inspired by the cute work Little Miss Shabby did on a pillow. I've done a couple of other things using this free motion style of appliqué and really like it. It is fast and fun too.

This means two more finishes for July!

8 comments:

Barb said...

That is adorable....and congrats to the winner of your wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the link.

Linda said...

the blanket and t-shirt are wonderful. How fun!
Linda

Nancy said...

They are so cute. What a wonderful gift. You can never have too many blankets or onesies.

SewSara said...

cute!
i've never used the satin blanket binding ... how exactly do you do it? just put it over the edge and machine stitch? seems like such an easy way to make a blanket and my kids love that satin fabric.

JeffnJenna said...

So pretty! I want to feel it : ). Congrats on all the July finishes, that's great!

Michelle said...

Lovely!

Wanda said...

Very cute! A matching set! It's true you can never have too many blankets or onesies! I love the stitching on the onesie. And thanks to you our little Gus is wearing his. SOOOOO CUTE!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Cute as, E!