The Not-So-Pretty Baby Quilt

If you’re wondering at all from my last post what I was able to get out of the remaining pink knit, I did cut a small receiving blanket just the right size to use up the rest of the bias strips, but I couldn’t bring myself to throw the rest away. SO – I doubled it up, sewed around it, and raggy-cut the edges, but it seemed a little plain. I googled “owl applique” and found this one here and slapped my version of it onto the raggy knit burp rag to produce this:

So, only knit scraps found their way to the trash and I ended up with 2 burp cloths, a large blanket and a receiving blanket!

Now, back who knows how long ago, I just had to have the Riviera Charm Pack from Connecting Threads. Why, I do not know. Pulling it out and looking at it again, I am experiencing a bit of buyers remorse, but in an attempt to make some things for our coming Elise and destash, I decided to make one weekend nap time VERY productive and make a small baby blanket – after all, the pieces were all pre-cut for me!

After laying out 6 rows of 6, I had four squares left over, so I decided to do what the cool kids do and piece them into the backing. Here are the very small (27″ square) results.

They are not the exact colors I would have chosen should I have the chance to pick today, but with hard flooring now in the main part of the house (that is a change since Mr. T was born), it will be something for E to chill on before she gets too mobile. Mr. Johnson says she’ll like it for all the colors…I can only hope he’s right! πŸ™‚


3 thoughts on “The Not-So-Pretty Baby Quilt

    • πŸ™‚ Thank you. When Tyler woke up from his nap, his assessment was “I don’t think Baby Sister will like this blanket” LOL. He’s become the authority on all things she will or will not like. But he only says that since it’s not pink πŸ™‚ Also, since I posted this I washed the quilt and it washed up SOooooooo soft! I was really happy!

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