Friday, August 30, 2013

karianne's baby blanket

My friend & former co-worker recently had her first baby.... a beautiful little girl with big eyes and lots of dark hair, whom they named Karianne.  I wanted to make her a baby blanket for when the weather turns cold, which it will eventually do...  (I have to keep reminding myself of that because it is 90°F here today, with a real feel of 101°F.  And I'm 36 weeks pregnant...)

I took Tensley to one of the playgrounds in town this morning so she could play while it was still relatively "cool" and I could get a few pictures of the blanket.  One side of the blanket is a pink & brown, paisley patterned, minky fabric and the other side is one of the pieces from Aneela Hoey's 'Posy' fabric line.  I rounded the corners on this blanket, which I really liked.  They don't match perfectly, which bothers me, but now that I have done them once, I think I will be able to do them better the next time.  I forgot to measure the blanket, but I'm thinking it was close to 40" x 50" after washing & drying.  I like the larger size because it works well for laying on the floor, can be doubled up for use in the stroller or car seat, and is large enough to be used into the later toddler years.  I also like to choose fabrics that are not super "baby-ish" for the same reason.  I think this blanket will be a good size, and still age appropriate, even when Karianne is 4 or 5. 

Not a quilty finish today, but a finish nonetheless.  And now I am finally starting on my baby boy's quilt....  We'll see if I can get the top pieced in 3 weeks or less... Wish me luck!


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  1. What a lovely gift to make for your friend! Great fabric, Valerie! Good luck with your next project!

  2. Your friend is sure to love this blanket. It is hard to think of cooler weather when it's so hot outside. I completely understand!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. It's very pretty. I love the way the rounded corners look.