I am pleased as punch to be making some receiving blankets. Because that means there is going to be a new BabyStitches in our family! SonStitches and DearDaughter-in-lawStitches are pregnant, expecting a little one in December. I'm so excited!!!
It was a very windy day, so I had GranddaughterStitches's help in photographing these blankets outside.
One is a cute alphabet print, with a light yellow background.
I hand-sewed the hems down with a funky little stitch that left these marks on the front side.
Another fabric I chose is from the book How Much Do I Love You?
I used a blanket stitch to hem this one.
This one is two-sided. I followed the instructions at Missouri Star Quilt Company's Youtube site. Here's the link.
The result is a cute receiving blanket that has a double thickness, and about a 4" contrasting border on the front side.
These cute flannels are from the same fabric line, and I found them at The Loft, my LQS. One of the fabrics shows lots of different animals, then there are separate fabrics that use just one of those animals. Here I chose the elephants.