just peachy: a baby blanket


I wanted to put up a tutorial for the quilt I showed last week, but ye olde scanner is not wanting to cooperate, so that will have to wait for another day. 

In the meantime, here is another baby blanket I made! This peachy blanket was made for a sweet baby that I have nannied for the last 9 months. She turned 1 last week, so I knew I had to make her something fun and special. I had so much fun picking out these fabrics and it took everything in me to not make a matching one for myself! It's no wonder I loved it so much, considering the colors are just about exactly the same as my favorite quilt

This blanket is super quick and easy to make. I bought 6 quarter yards for the front and 1 one and a half yard for the back. I had my friend who works at the fabric shop cut my quarter yards to exactly a quarter yard and she very kindly squared them all up for me!

From there, you sew all 6 front pieces together using a 1/4" seam allowance, then after pressing the seams open, sandwich your pieces like this: batting on the bottom, backing fabric right side up, blanket top right side down. You pin everything together, cut off the excess batting and backing fabric, then sew up all 4 sides using a 1/2" seam allowance, leaving about 6 inches on one side to turn everything right side out. You hand stitch (or in my lazy case, edge stitch on the machine) the hole closed, then add some tacking stitches every 6 inches or so. I based this blanket on these measurements and assembled using these directions. It came together in about an hour and a half the day before the birthday party, which is pretty ideal!