Last week I shared with you an afghan that I crocheted for my cousin Mal as a baby shower gift. If you didn't get a chance to see it you can click here and take a look. In that post I promised to show you the reversible flannel receiving blankets that I made to go along with the afghan.
I really enjoyed every step in making these blankets, although I think that choosing the fabric was my favorite. My local Joann Fabrics had an adorable selection of cozy flannel prints to pick from. Since I knew I was shopping for a baby girl I limited myself to shades of pink. There were so many precious patterns in all the colors. I had a hard enough time choosing only three pairs of patterns out of the one color, if I had let myself look at all the colors I would have left there with enough flannel for blankets for a dozen babies!
These blankets were made bigger than most other receiving blankets at 33 inches x 33 inches. They also have a darling print on the front and back so that either side can be displayed for variety.
As soon as flannel goes on sale again I will be making some more of these delightful blankets and I will be sure to share the results with you!
|Bears on the front. Polka dots on the back.|
|Close up of decorative top stitching.|
|Custom label by ananenmone labels|
|Close up of the work in progress.|
|I chose this top stitching because I thought that it looked like little|
|The animals within the dots are adorable.|
|Wavy top stitching|
|All folded up and ready for gifting!|