Friday, November 15, 2013

Baby Gifts

I am soon going to be an aunt to a baby girl and am super excited about the new arrival. It's going to be a Thanksgiving baby just like me. :) I must admit though, I have been dragging my feet on making some gifts for her. I have a lot planned, but have been procrastinating. Finally last weekend I buttoned down and started on a few things.

First up a quick baby blanket.

I backed a yard of pre-pieced homespun fabric with some Dot flannel from Amy Butler and viola. It's soft, snugly and love the colors. Gave it my signature butterfly tag. This will have to do till I get some custom labels.

Next up a rolled hem around a yard each of jersey knit fabric to make two coverlets. I have not worked with stretch fabric before but the hem turned out wavy along the edge. This gives it a very feminine look. I am not sure if there is a way to avoid that from happening, but for now I like the effect it produced, especially because it was unintentional. 

Then a little tag blanket backed with minky. I have worked with minky once before and did I mention it's the hardest fabric to work with. But the result is so soft and snugly that its well worth the effort.

Linking up to: Finish it up Friday, TGIFF


  1. Cute as can be! And Happy Birthday a few days early!

  2. So sweet. I make the minky blanket out of flannel now, much easier on the machine. Early birthday wishes! Let us know when your niece is born.

  3. This is all super cute! I especially love the fabric that you used on the tag blanket.

    I have a new niece too, and yes, I was doing a bunch of frantic, last minute baby girl sewing for her. Thankfully I got everything done! Good luck!


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