When you have a baby in Texas, most of the year they wear onesies, a t-shirt or just a diaper. A quilt becomes a "decor" item. So, I've decided to incorporate a "light summer blanket" into my baby gift repertoire.
This one measures 21 x 26 inches, the goldfish blanket measures 21 1/2 inches square. I make them 2 at a time, it's just as easy that way.
You will need 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard of 2 fabrics. Fabric A needs to be a cute print. Fabric B is satin-backed flannel.
Fabric A - Cut the width of fabric by 27 inches (or your preferred length). Press your fabric. Then, fold in half, selvage to selvage, creating a fresh fold, cut new squared edges. Cut in 1/2, along the fold, creating 2 equal pieces.
Fabric B - Lay satin-backed flannel down on your cutting mat, satin side up. Lay one of your Fabric A's down, right side down. I like to pin heavily (every 3 to 4 inches) at this point all the way around before cutting, because the slinkiness creates movement (headaches).
Sew 1/4 of an inch all the way around your front and back pieces, leaving a 5 inch opening.
Turn right side out, pull out your corners and press edges flat. Fold opening and press.
Sew all the way around the edge of blanket just inside the edge. DONE!
Changing topics . . .
A recent project I need to document is another plus quilt. You can see the other pink plus quilts here and here. (notice the contrast between those quilts and this one with the quilting thread color choice)
This one is different because I quilted it with this yummy variegated orange and pink thread
I'm reporting on an experiment. I wondered what this pink and orange plus quilt with white negative would look like quilted in the pink/orange varigated thread.
I've always quilted in the thread color of the back ground fabric, so don't tell the "quilt thread police", but here's what it looks like when you use a colored thread against the white. I think I like it.