Saturday, December 5, 2009

Easy baby blanket



I have a friend who is due with her first baby is just a few days and I recently made her this baby blanket - it's my favorite quick baby gift to make. The pattern is from Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts, it's the "super quick + easy baby quilt" on page 42. Super easy it is - it's just batting (I usually use the craft size Warm & Natural Cotton batting) sandwiched between 2 quilting cottons. You use a machine embroidery or zig zag stitch to quilt it together in a grid pattern to prevent the batting from shifting. The most time-consuming part is tying off all the threads. I highly recommend this pattern, and the book is full of other great gift ideas.


6 comments:

Cindy May said...

cutest! aren't these little projects just so much easier on the brain? ;)

meredithp said...

Great idea! I should have done this sort of thing when I worked at a large employer where there was at leasts one baby shower per month!

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Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a cute gift! And I know that my daughter appreciated each and every blanket she received so I'm sure your friend will adore this one!

Little Hunting Creek said...

How thoughtful! There are so many cute quilting cottons to pick from, so it would be easy to make this over and over again (and a slightly larger one for a larger child would work too)

gwensews said...

Handmade gifts are appreciated by mommies. That blanket is a great idea.