Becca’s baby blanket part 2

I finished Becca’s baby blanket this morning – not too shabby for a 2 day project!

This is the whole thing laid out – I love the ric rac inset in the border, I have seen this technique used before, but this was my first try at it!
The back is a simple yellow flannel with no batting as an inner layer, this makes the blanket cuddly but not bulky. I top stitched along all the seams and did some extra stitching to beef up the border.
I wanted the corners to be nice and tidy, and didn’t like the look of the ric rac crossing, so I just added little fabric corners which I think gave a clean look.
I like how in this last picture you can see the sun shining through the lacy ric rac edge, this blanket is so sunny, and all I need to do now is give it a good wash and then mail it off to my big sister!

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  7 comments for “Becca’s baby blanket part 2

  1. July 22, 2010 at 2:08 am

    The ric rac is the perfect trim for this beautifully bright baby blanket! So clever with the peek a boo aspect. Love the combination of colors. You did a great job on this future family heirloom.

  2. July 22, 2010 at 3:12 am

    This looks terrific! It’s the sort of thing a room would be designed around on Sarah’s House!

  3. July 22, 2010 at 5:02 am

    gorgeous catherine! i love it!

  4. July 22, 2010 at 6:07 am

    It looks fabulous! I can’t get over that awesome yellow. She’s going to love it!

  5. July 23, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Oh, that is so pretty! I love the pretty, sunny colors and that rick-rack border is awesome!

    xo -E

  6. July 24, 2010 at 3:15 am

    I love the ric rac!

  7. August 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Rebecca will love it;you always could sew and it’s nice to see how accomplished you’ve become.Give my best to you’re Big Sis when you see her,when is the new arrival due?
    Great pic of you and your kids
    Uncle Mark.

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