I have made several baby blankets as gifts over the last few years, but I this one is definitely my favorite.
I love the random mix of fabrics...not so matchy-matchy. And of course the ruffle makes this blanket ten times better than any other blanket.
Plus, who doesn't love minky dot? So soft and cozy...it makes it feel so rich.
I was pretty tempted to keep it. I would never get away with it though. My friend and I picked the fabric out together for her daughter, so she was expecting it to arrive. I threw in a couple of other gifts as well...
A wrap sling...all dolled up. This sling is basically just a long thin piece of jersey knit, but I dressed it up a bit with this playful glitter butterfly gauze fabric. It really turned out great.
And last, but not least...I made a sleep sack. I love the criss cross top. It has a bit of a kimono feel to it, which is perfect for my friend's style. Both top and bottom are made from heavyweight knit.
I probably should have made it out of fleece or flannel to provide a little extra warmth for the winter months, but I didn't think that far ahead. One of these days, I will learn to think through the whole project before I jump right in and start making it.