A new mom can never have too many baby blankets, right? Especially ones with names on them. You want every excuse to see your new baby's name in action. And a handmade baby blanket is something you keep forever. Here is Gabby's baby blanket I made for her Shower last week. (Shower details HERE)
I started by making the ruffled edges. I found pretty pink gingham and tore it into strips.
Then I used my ruffle foot. And ruffled, and ruffled and ruffled.
I used a yard of minky for the back and a yard of the floral print cotton for the front.
I rounded the corners with a bowl. Then, put the minky aside because its time for the appliqued name :)
For the applique, I ironed wonder-under to the back of the fabric. I printed out the name and traced the letters (BACKWARDS) on the back of the wonder-under.
Then I cut out the letters (and took the back of the WO off) and placed them on the fabric. Next, Iron.
Then I used a very sloooow zig zag stitch around each letter. Voila, easy applique done.
To put the quilt together, I actually sewed my ruffle to the minky first. The minky can get slippery and I tend to get messy so this made it nice and neat.
Then, put right sides together with the ruffle in between. The line from the ruffle serves as a guide, I used a 1/4" seam allowance from that seam. Don't forget to leave an opening to flip.
Once you have flipped, Press the seams down and top stitch all the way around.
What baby girl doesn't love pink minky?
Pretty pink package :)
Stay tuned later this week for more shower details, including flag bunting that I may or may not have wanted to keep, a baby bag tag and some cute stamped gift tags!