Recently I showed a picture of some fabric I’d bought and I’ve been working on this project trying to get it finished. I’ve been sewing for a long time but quilts/blankets are not something I really know how to do; I’m just now sort of learning. Mine isn’t very fancy and won’t really be that much to people who know how to do the real thing but I’m happy with the way it turned out!

The print fabric is a flannel piece I bought when I was in Charlotte and brought home with me….baby Sam’s room is trucks and vehicles. The white is a chenille that someone in the store here suggested I use for the alternating squares and the solid blue I used for the back is called Minky… is soooo soft and feels really cozy! I cut big squares to use for the top and laid them out on my floor!

I sewed the squares together to make rows and then sewed all the rows to make the top of the blanket…..not sure if that’s the correct way to do it or not but it worked for me for this. Then I sewed the blue on for the back, turned it all and finished the edge and tied it together. And yay, I got it all finished up!

This is the back……..very soft!

It got all packed up and sent off about a week ago

It was kinda fun to do; I hope they enjoy using it for baby Sam. Oooh, and we have a new baby coming late spring…..I’ll find out what they’re having in another week or so, I’m so excited! I hope I’ll get to do another one of these for the new baby. I think I’ll wait until after I get through with Christmas before I start it. 😆

16 Responses to ““Are you sleeping, are you sleeping….””

  1. Stacy Says:

    That looks so cute and I bet it’s so soft. I imagine it will be Sam’s very favorite, since his grandma made it for him 🙂

  2. Lori4squaremom Says:

    Oh Gail, the blanket is beautiful! I think you did just fine. Any little guy would love to be snuggled with a blankie made with such love by his Grammy! I love the idea of using the chenille. I have some pink chenille in the closet that was given to me, but it really isn’t enough to do a whole lot with, but I could piece it with some flannel and make a quilt like yours for a friends’ baby! Now did you use batting? Or is it just the two layers of fabric?


  3. Debi Says:

    Oh Gail, that is simply gorgeous! Wish I had one in the adult size…it looks so darn cozy! Lucky, lucky little guy!

  4. Dawn Says:

    Gail! That quilt is absolutely adorable. =)

  5. jen Says:

    I love the it. I wish I knew how to crochet something…..or even sew…I just love it though and congrats on the new baby coming in exciting.

  6. Robin Says:

    You did a great job – it’s exactly the way I would have done it. I love the chenille with the flannel – what a great idea! And your’e right – that Minky fabric is the softest ever! Sam is a lucky little guy.
    If you ever want to make a bit of a heavier blanket, you could add some batting in the middle – I prefer a cotton batting because it makes it lay nice and flat. All you do is lay the batting with the back fabric and sew like it is all one piece.

  7. Coach J Says:

    Great job with the blanket! You are so talented!! And, I’m not just saying that-sewing is a lost art to my generation. Congratulations on the new addition 🙂

  8. Becky Says:

    I don’t know, I think that new baby deserves a Christmas present too, and a blanket like this would be perfect! Of course, it would be nice to know if it is a boy or a gir.

    I love your blanket/quilt. And from someone who is learning herself, I have to say that is EXACTLY the way you are supposed to do it. It looks beautiful and very warm and cozy. Great job grandma!!

  9. Becky (TN) Says:

    Oh, how cute!!! I’d love to have one of those for my little Man!!! I might just have to give it a try some time! 🙂

  10. Tammy Says:

    That is adorable!

    And another baby in the family coming- that is So exciting, Gail! 🙂

  11. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    That is so adorable! I am sure it will be a treasured possession!

  12. Eden Says:

    Oh, I love it! I want to make some blankets, but don’t have a sewing machine. Someday….

  13. Kara Reed Says:

    So very cute…can we adopt you as our blanket making grandma?!?!

  14. Lynne Says:

    I love the quilt! You did a great job. Sam will love it!

    Congrats on the new baby!

  15. Bronie Says:

    looks snuggly. that’s a lucky little fella.

  16. Fresh Girl Says:

    Oh, that’s so sweet! I just love that chenielle fabric — my mom has made some baby quilts and some teddy bears out of it, and they truly are the softest things I’ve ever felt. Perfect for babies! 🙂

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