Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Easy Baby Blankets, and a cute owl too

After Sam was born, my mom made me a couple blankets for Sam. 

He had to have a lot of tummy time to help resolve his torticollis, so I needed something to put him on when he was on the floor.  These work perfectly! She made them big so that when I lay Sam on the floor for tummy time he can roll around and still be on the blanket.   Now the squirt is crawling…but that’s another story!  Sam plays on these blankets every single day!  I have one upstairs and one downstairs so I can put them down wherever I am in the house.    These are the two my mom made me:

puppy dogs!DSC_7161DSC_6649-2DSC_6668-2

And I L.O.V.E this dinosaur one with the edge she put on it.  This one also has a layer of batting inside making it extra squishy and soft!DSC_7169DSC_5956-2

And since we are talking about baby blankets, I thought I’d pop this other one in here too!  By far the most work put into a baby blanket by my mom yet…the bobble blanket!!  I LOVE this blanket!  LOVE.  My mom spent hours and hours on this thing!  I wanted it SO MUCH after seeing a green version on Maybe Matilda {here} and my mom actually said yes to making it for me!  In fact, I love it so much, it is the reason I needed the other two blankets!  Sam started spitting up and drooling like crazy and I didn’t want it to get ruined!  So now I just pull it out for photo shoots! 


But back to easy blankets!

My friend Amber was pregnant with a boy! She has 2 little girls already and her house has plenty of PINK. We threw her a shower and I decided to make her one of these big baby blankets for her little one.

They are super easy to make too!  Just get 1 1/2 yards each of 2 coordinating flannel patterns.  Trim your edges so the blanket is nice and straight.  You can make curved corners if you’d like—just use a bowl for your curve template.  Then sew up the edge with the fabrics right sides together—leave part of an edge about 8 inches unsewn.  Then use that hole and turn the blanket right sides out.  Topstitch around the entire blanket, and iron it when you are all done!


That’s it! The end. 

I also made the little owl rattle/crinkle toy.  But I just copied it from something I saw online, so I’m not going to post a tutorial on that one!

Happy blanket making!


  1. The blankets are great, and the owl is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!! I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on

  2. Those blankets are adorable!!'


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