I have three friends having summer babies this year. There’s nothing like joining with friends to welcome a new baby. A proper welcome just seems to require something homemade does it not…!?!?! I have been picking up fabric for these babies welcome here and there for several months. But boy-oh-boy did the “welcome” sneak up on me with the fabric still nicely folded in its original (but thankfully washed!) state. We whipped together a great little blanket in no time…and I say we, because this type of immediate sewing requires the help and cooperation of everyone,
even , especially, the littlest of Robinsons. Having had my own summer baby I knew the magic of a “no-batting” blanket. Simply cotton on cotton was perfect weight for swaddling up a new babe in the heat of summer. I did add a bit of minky fleece as it is simply divine!
Here’s a quick little run through of a quick little blanket.
2. Laid out the minky fleece on top of the cotton to get an idea of how big of borders I needed. (I knew the fleece wasn’t big enough to be a full backing so chose a cute stripe/polka dot print for wide borders.)
6. Clipped corners and turned right side out.
7. Top stitched the edges.
8. Wrapped it up in a bundle with a few other baby goodies, tied on a wide ribbon and off we went to the “welcome”!!!!