This is a little project I've been meaning to do for quite some time. A simple and sweet baby blanket for Theo. Right now he's at the stage where a typical receiving blanket is way to small, but an actual adult size blanket (and even his "baby" quilt) is too big.
So this blanket fills the gap nicely. It's about 33"x39". It's quilting cotton on one size and the super-soft minkee on the other, and bound with wide, double thick binding. No quilting necessary.
I've done several of these blankets before. Aurora has a fairy version. She still uses it on car trips, etc. And I've made baby gifts sets for a few friends. From two 1-yard cuts of cotton and a yard of minkee cut up the middle, I can nicely make the blanket, a reversible bib, and 2 burp cloths. And if I'm feeling ambitious decorate a little onsie.
I've been hoarding this particular fabric for quite some time. It's too cute! And Theo is crazy for cars, so it seemed perfect.
In fact, I have more than a dozen pairs of 1 yard cuts for vastly different versions of this project. It's easy to pull them out and whip up a gift when someone is expecting. It's not a 1 hour project, but definitely faster than a full quilt...
And, before you ask, yes, I am planning on doing a tutorial of the whole set. You just have to wait until the next time I need a baby gift. :)
***NOTE: OK, here's how much I love you guys. There were a few requests for the fabric, but sadly I had sewn the entire selvedge into the blanket. So, yes, I ripped it open to find out. It's "LIttle Dudes" by Robert Kaufman. But I did buy it about 4 years ago, so good luck finding it. The strip is just called Multistripe by Michael Miller.