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a blanket for our little one

the path less traveled market: a blanket for our little one

7.19.2010

a blanket for our little one

I made a blanket for Ian using the Scallop Blanket "pattern" (it's actually more like illustrated instructions than a traditional pattern) from Bend The Rules Sewing. If you haven't seen Bend The Rules yet, I highly recommend thumbing through a copy. My mother-in-law gave me the book for last Christmas and I am loving it!

Even though I didn't get an ultrasound during my pregnancy with Ian I was fairly sure that we were having a boy. So for his blanket I pulled out the yard of this airplane fabric that I had bought at Hancock when I was pregnant with Emma.
I already knew we were having a girl when I got it, but it was so sweet and classic, and, well, that ultrasound might have been wrong! Now it seems as if Hancock has discontinued the print, so I'm glad I went ahead and bought it instead of waiting until we had a boy.
The blanket has cotton flannel on the back to make it a bit more snugly. :)

Since I used a light color for the backing and the stitching was clearly visible (and since Ian was taking his time coming - he was a week overdue) I took the time to quilt four airplanes in the center squares. They are "flying" around the center in a circle and add a nice bit of detail.

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6 Comments:

Blogger craftedbymama said...

turned out cute! what a cute little guy!
amy

July 19, 2010 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline said...

What a darling blanket for a darling boy. I just made a blanket for my new granddaughter, but haven't got around to posting it yet. Give him a luv from me.

July 19, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

So lovely!! I love this idea! I am due in September with a boy (my first boy, we have three girls) and we are just thrilled. I'm not the best at sewing but I'd love to try this. You did a great job!

July 20, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Larissa said...

What a beautiful blanket and a beautiful little man.

I saw your moses basket link over at somewhat simple. I LOVE IT. I am totally putting this on my project list for when someone I know is having a baby. FABULOUS job...seriously just ingenious.

Just Another Day in Paradise

July 20, 2010 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Oh my goodness! What a cute little baby. The blanket IS classic. A keeper!

I'd love it if you would link up to my Friday link party!
http://alittleknickknack.blogspot.com/
Have a lovely night!

August 19, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Jeni said...

So so sweet! Love the scallopped edge! Must have been lots & lots of work, but well worth the results! (BTW, I found you on Tool Are For Women)

August 20, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

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