Tuesday, June 14, 2011

{a faux chenille baby blanket.}

What's that you say? This is supposed to be a scrapbooking, paper crafting blog? I know, I know...but this blanket is so sweet that I had to share it w/my bloggin' friends. :) :)
I used this tutorial at MADE. Great instructions and photos!!!

Here's the faux chenille side. I changed up the directions from MADE a bit for my baby blanket. It's going to a baby who lives in Michigan (brrrr!). I wanted it to be warm and cozy enough to be used on a wood floor. I added a layer of quilt batting and sandwiched it between the cute dog fabric and a blue cotton. Then I also added layers of brown, cream and blue 100% cotton fabrics. All together, there were five layers to stitch at 1/2" seam rows, on the diagonal. The finished blanket is about 44" square.
{close-up} {close-up of the adorable doggie fabric}
After 3 trips to Jo-Ann Fabrics (LOL!!), I had purchased everything I needed to make the blanket. All fabrics are 100% cotton, Mountain Mist quilt batting, Wrights seam binding and 2 spools of Dual Duty thread. {Note - I needed to rethread my bobbin 7 times!} It took me 8 hours to sew and then cut the rows for the chenille. I loved working on this blanket and am looking forward to making one for my couch. :)

Thanks for lookin'! Have a great day!

hugs, patti


mustangkayla said...


pamala said...

FUN blanket! It will get softer each time you wash it too! I have some of that cute doggie fabric, love it. :)

dana said...

It turned out great! What fun fabric you chose.
Thanks for sharing with me! :)
- Dana

Mara... said...

This is so stinkin' cute Patti!!! You rock the sewing machine just like you rock papers and adhesive!!

gottaluvboyz said...

Love it! A friend of mine has made a few of these as well...they only get better as you wash them!

~jan said...

You, my friend, are a crafting superstar! This is the cutest blanket ever! That baby will love it. :) And it is just perfect for our winters here in Michigan!

suzARTe said...

this blanket is so lovely,all your hard work was worth it. I always enjoy to see a variety of projects on a blog,nice to see something different.