A friend recently had a baby boy and I have wanted to try making one of these baby blankets ever since I saw them on Etsy. They looked so soft & warm & cuddly!
I found this owl fabric at my local quilt shop and thought it would be perfect for a little boy. I already had the white dimple dot minky fabric in my stash. I love dimple dot minky! I purchased one yard of the owl fabric & pre-washed it prior to making the blanket. It is a pretty easy blanket to make - you just have to pin A LOT because of the stretchiness of the minky fabric. After I finished the blanket, I rewashed it just to see how it would wash up. To my surprise, the cotton owl fabric shrank even more, which caused the minky to roll over the cotton a little. I was somewhat disappointed by that. I guess next time I make one I will have to wash and dry my cotton fabric twice and see if that helps.
The blanket measured approximately 32" x 40". I thought it was a good size for laying on the floor so baby could kick and play and practice rolling over (eventually), and also a good size for the crib when that times comes as well. It is a bit big for the stroller perhaps, but I think you could tuck it under and around the baby.
After making this blanket, I want to make like 20 more! Fortunately I know a lot of women who are pregnant right now. I think my last count was around 25...
Thanks for reading,