Friday, April 13, 2012

Faux Chenille Baby Blanket

This is what I've been so excited to show you all week that I made for the new baby! I've got to tell you, it was so hard for me to wrap it up and quit looking and admiring it! I know, that sounds bad, but this blanket was so fun to make, I've already started on a couple more!



I found the tutorial for it from Dana's blog at Made.

I used 4 different flannels, one for the main (the helmet) and 3 for the layers (white, black, and gold). I cut the 3 layers that were going to be cut 1" shorter on all sides. So basically, I had a 45" square of the football fabric and 43" square of the others.

I'm so sorry, I took pictures of it all laid out before I sewed it, but between the computer being fixed and the new laptop, I lost them.



This is after it all was sewn and cut. Blanket binding or bias tape does not like me and that's why I left the extra inch all the way around on the main fabric. After it was all sewn and cut, I ironed the extra edge over a 1/4".



Then I folded that over and pinned it.



I squared the corners and sewed it all down.



It's the little things in life that make me happy and after I washed the blanket and dried it, I screamed with joy! (Yeah, I know, I'm a dork!) It's amazing how it looks before and then when you take it out of the dryer it's so soft and perfect!



Little Boston Anthony, this is for you! Baby quilt, onesie, and go ahead and spit up, you've got your burp cloth.

I'm linking to These parties this week.



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28 comments:

Sandy said...

I love those chenille blankets. I too made one recently and loved how it came out. I will be making more of them as baby gifts because I think they are so soft for baby! Your lovely gifts will be much appreciated!

~ Tami said...

Hi Terri. What a cute blanket! I would love to invite you to our Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! and share this post with our readers.

http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/04/you-are-invited-curb-alert-block-party.html

~Tami @ Curb Alert!

Cranberry Morning said...

Terri, that is perfect! :-) What a great gift! I just wanted to stop in and say hi. My computer probably won't be up and running for another week. Unbelievable, but true. grrr. Sure hope all my photo files restore! Have a lovely weekend! (sent from my husband's computer)

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Adorable blanket you should admire it is beautiful

Jill said...

Just gorgeous Terri! Well worth a satisfied scream!! (I'm with you on the bias tape and blanket binding)


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Taylor said...

So cute! I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius link party! http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-6.html
(New linky every Thursday...each linky runs for a week)

Happy Sunday!

Canadian Beauty said...

what a lovely blog you have! I am stopping by from the bloghop and thought I'd say hello :)
I am also having a giveaway on my blog- feel free to stop by and check it out!

hannahw said...

Very sweet baby gift! My "Lines Across My Face" offering is here: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-tuesday-bunnys-birthday-dress.html

Heather Perkins said...

I love them all, the blanket is too cute! Thanks for lining up to Party Time at So Very Creative!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

Too cute! I love baby blankets. Probably a little too much. Heaven help me when I have a baby!

PS- I have a super fun giveaway going on. I would love for you to enter!
http://ohhbabydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-1-dgordon.html

MSBABY said...

Thanks for letting me know about this adorable set, Terri!

I posted it on my baby crafts board!

Shiloh said...

What a super fantastic baby gift! That blanket turned out soo well!:)

cheapcraftymama said...

So cute, I love making baby gifts!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It & Win It Wednesday" at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Lisa said...

Such a cute gift with all the little matching pieces! Aww!

April@ Natural Nester said...

Super cute! I pinned this bc it's such a great gift idea!

bambinahomemade said...

Cute blanket! I also have trouble with binding, and your idea for how to finish this off was so clever!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

What a beautiful gift!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Firehousecrafts said...

What a great blanket! I agree about the bias tape. That has to be my least favorite thing to work with. I will have to remember your idea for just adding extra fabric around the edges and folding over. Great idea!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Terri,

That is one beautiful baby blanket.

Dee

Emilee said...

AMAZING! I love it and I don't blame you for not wanting to wrap it up!

Your did a wonderful job!
http://mommamadeit.blogspot.ca

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-your-stuff-20.html

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Wow this is incredible. The whole ensemble but the blanket is absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing at this week's party!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a fantastic project! I love the blanket! I would love it if you would consider sharing it at my Pinworthy Projects Link Party> over at Just Us Four>!

Sally said...

Your gift bundle looks awesome! I've made two of these blankets now and I just love how they turn out. Of course, it's also a labor of love that I don't want to do for just anyone (because of the mass of time spent stitching). I love how you finished the edges, too!

Kristin said...

So cute! I'm expecting #8 at the beginning of June, and now I'm thinking I may need to make one of these sets for him. ;) I added it to Pinterest as well!

~ Tami said...

Terri, thanks for linking up to our Friday Block Party.
I had no idea about your daughter, I really need to get caught up on my reading. Will be praying for her and your family.
Tami @ Curb Alert!

Six Sisters said...

Darling baby blanket! We're so happy to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to see you back soon! -The Sisters

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