Monday, January 23, 2017

Baby Gifts Done!

Like many of you, I enjoy making baby quilts but find new moms seem to use the heck out of these extra large, flannel receiving blankets. The first one  I made is for my instructional assistant who is having a baby boy in February and doing an "outdoor" theme for his nursery. The middle one is for my stash of baby gifts and the third one is for a friend who is having a little girl and they are having a "mermaid" themed shower for her. (Cute huh!) So quick and easy to sew them right sides together, turn right side out and add a decorative stitch around the perimeter. (Finished size: 45"x45")

Plus! These are blankets that seem to be a favorite with the little ones for quite awhile,
as witnessed by our own grand guy. Here he is a few days old with his Dinosaur R.B.:

Here he is last June with it as he packed all his "favorite things" to go to preschool.
It doesn't get better than that does it.
Wishing you all a great start to the week.
Our snow days are FINALLY over and I'm looking forward to a NORMAL week.
Well, as normal as things get around here! LOL!!

Val's Quilting Studio

18 comments:

  1. It is nice to be able to make and give gifts that are useful and appreciated. The receiving blankets are very nice.

    I just love the story about your grandson's 'favorite' blanket. NO...it doesn't get any better than that.

    Glad your snow days are over. Have a great week.

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  2. I love this idea and would enjoy putting a few away in my "giving" box....Would you possibly post the size blanket you make....Is it a 45"square ?...... Thanks

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    1. Done:) But yes, they are 45"square.

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    2. Thank you ..As soon as our freezing rain and snow end I'm off to my fabric store 😊

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  3. I made one of these for my daughter in law. The baby is due in six weeks. CANNOT wait!!! Love that dinosaur print. I have a little piece of it in my stash. So cute.

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  4. He's gotten so big! I love that he loves what you've made him. Too cute!

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  5. Sweet! I love how he packed his favorite blanket. Monkey carries them on his head too. I'm out of my baby gift stash. I need to get busy. Thanks for the reminder.

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  6. Enjoy getting out and about

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  7. So cute!! And so easy! I have a few pieces of flannel, but none are as big as 45x45. But I guess they don't have to be square, right? I could do a few 36x45...

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  8. Okay, how do you get them to be 45x45 if fabric is only 44" wide? Inquiring minds want to now. Love that your randson still takes his "blankie" to schhol and so cool that the heme is one he can do that with.

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    1. I'm magic! LOL! Just kidding. The flannel I bought was 45"wide....but if it was 44" I'd make 44". Some I've made in the past I only had 36" wide and long and made them that big...babies aren't picky..and these homemade blankets are so much more durable than store bought...which are typically very thin.

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  9. how lovly that he loves his quilt souch. Your new bay quilts looking good too, good to read the snow is finally thawing fingers crossed no floods if it melts too quickly

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  10. Cool flannel receiving blankets; the mermaid one is a fun theme. How cute is your little grand guy. It seems he has it all sorted what to take with him.

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  11. Perfect! And thanks for the inspiration! Something else to add to my shopping list this week...flannel!!

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  12. Your grandson is darling! So glad he is still loving his blanket. I'm sure the other babies will love them just as well.

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  13. PRECIOUS picture of him and his blankie ! :)

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  14. Very cute blankets. Those were our grab and go option when we were trying to get out the door in the mornings. Love the pictures of your guy with his dino blanket. He's grown a lot!

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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