Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Flannel Strip Baby Blanket

My sister asked me to whip up a baby blanket for a friend who just had a baby girl.  I didn't have time to quilt her one, but when I saw this over at Oly Momma's blog, I knew it was perfect!

I made a "traditional" rag quilt awhile back... you know the kind... the one where you have to cut out all of the pieces, sew them together, sew the "X" through them, etc. etc. Well, this is along those same lines, but is soooo much easier and faster to do.

I got a little confused as to exactly how much fabric I needed, and Jess was kind enough to e-mail me that she used 1/2 yard of 3 different fabrics for the top, which she cut into ten 4" strips. She used 1 1/2 yards of fabric for the backing.

The only thing I did differently was make my seams 1/2 inch rather than 1/4 of an inch.

For the backing I just used the same white with pink floral fabric from the front.

Once I washed and dried it, I wrapped it up with an extra piece of pink flannel. Now it is all ready for gift-giving.

Thanks for sharing your project Jess :)

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Oly Momma said...

That turned out great! I'm glad to have passed on the idea. Happy sewing! - Jess at OlyMomma

Kelli said...

That is so cute! What a cute idea for something quick, and looks great rolled up like that for a gift! :) Thanks for joining my blog-- I didn't see you on my list yet, but maybe it's a computer thing. I'm just figuring it out as I go along. :)

Nancy said...

What a soft and cozy blanket Sandy. You did a great job. I have a niece who is due in January. I think I may whip up one of these!

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