First -- the most important project -- we welcomed our new baby boy last week. Austin Ryder was born on March 25 at a healthy 7 lbs 14 oz and 18 3/4 in long. We are so blessed to have this new addition in our family!
Second -- here is the project I've slowly been working on over the last several weeks that I finished just in time for baby Austin's arrival.
The fabric is all cozy flannel from the Starlight Flannel collection by Blank Quilting. I actually got the fabric as a Christmas present from my husband. Didn't he do a great job picking it out! To make the blanket extra cozy, I used a plush border. For a personalized touch, I embroidered Austin's name in the upper right hand corner.
I got the random rectangle pattern idea from this blog: Cluck Cluck Sew Blog
Here is a view of the entire blanket. It's finished size is about 43" x 50", which is just about crib sized.
And here is a view that shows the airplanes and helicopter fabric I used on the backing.
I still have enough fabric left to make a crib sheet, bibs, burp clothes, and pillow case. So I better get working!