Receiving Blanket

I used Jenny Doan’s self binding receiving blanket tutorial to make this. I picked up the flannel at Sarah’s in Lawrence last weekend.

Receiving Blanket

It took me about an hour to make this from ironing (because I had washed and dried it before) to finishing the last decorative top stitch. I haven’t put a label on yet, but I don’t think I’m going to. If it was a quilt, I would, but since it’s just a blanket, I don’t think it’s worth it.

Receiving Blanket

If I hadn’t done as detailed of a decorative stitch, I probably would’ve finished this in like 35-45 minutes. It was really easy and Jenny’s directions are fabulous.

Receiving Blanket

I liked the x’s in contrast to the circles. Jenny has a 40″x40″ and a 30″x30″ piece, but I only bought a yard of each, so mine were 34″x34″ and 24″x24″. I’ve done this before with a rectangular blanket and as long as there’s 10 inches, it’s fine. For example, if the largest piece was 40″x60″ you would want your smaller piece to be 30″x50″. When you miter the corners, they won’t like up perfectly, but if you let them lay how they want to lay and then continue with the instructions, it will work fine. I’m going to make another soon and then they are going to be given to coworkers.

  1. Kim’s avatar

    That is such a pretty blanket. And it looks like something I could make! Really like the stitching, I think it makes it look more detailed, yet at the same time, simple and elegant.

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    1. Lesley’s avatar

      Kim, this would be a perfect project for you!

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    2. Debbie Meador’s avatar

      We all think you are pretty special too! You should be receiving a little something in the mail soon. I’ve busy building my forest but took a short break to make you a block. Hope you like it!

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      1. Lesley’s avatar

        Yay! Thanks, I can’t wait!!

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      2. becky’s avatar

        Lesley,

        This is a great idea for a quick gift. I’ll have to remember this for the next time I have a baby shower. Very nice!

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