Monday, February 27, 2012

Baby Blanket!

A few years ago, I found this end table cover - crocheted or tatted or however it was made - at a yard sale. It came with a table runner/piano cover that I've been using as a scarf. I thought that eventually I'd use it as part of a bohemian style skirt or something BUT - this is much much better!

First, I wove some pretty ribbon through the lace - it's blue because blue is what I had on hand (I didn't have to purchase anything for this blanket! I had everything at home already)

My friend Betsey (who just had her baby a few days ago! Yay Betsey!) gave me this vintage calico print. I love it. Craig hates it. I win.

I made a super simple baby blanket by layering batting, then the calico right side up, another layer of calico right side down, and then sewing around the edges and leaving a hole for turning inside out. Then I sewed the hole shut and sewed again about half an inch inside the border all the way around.
Last, I layered the lacey cover on one side of the blanket and used my walking foot to quilt it onto the blanket. It was a very quick project, and I love the victorian vintage look!!



Maxine Parrish said...

So so so pretty! Love the delicate calico print underneath the lace!

Amber said...

That is incredible.