Thursday, June 19, 2014

More Baby Blankets


I go to JoAnns on Black Friday and buy lots of baby flannel.  I use the flannel to make tied baby blankets to give as gifts.  I purchased more than fifty yards last November. 


I got tired of making one or two blankets at a time, so I decided to go through all of my baby flannel.  I used this tutorial I wrote to get the blankets ready to tie.  It takes me about an hour per blanket to do that, but I think I saved some time doing it all at once.  My craft room seemed messy during the process, but it was an organized mess. 


I finished nine baby boy blankets...


And nine baby girl blankets. 


Pretty soon they will all be tied and look like this:


They are all stacked up under my cutting table, emptying three cubes in my Expedit.  I have five to tie and finish in the next month.  (Have I mentioned there are a lot of babies born in Utah?)  The rest I will tie little by little.  I guess you can consider this a WISP (Work in Slow Progress).  Maybe I will get tired of them not being completely finished and get them all done.  But for now I am ready for something else.  :D

What do you do for baby gifts?

XX,
Jasmine

13 comments:

  1. Great idea to have those blankets finished and tied for gifting. Love the purple one!

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  2. Wow, well done and amazing preparation!

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  3. Yes I do know how many babies are born in Utah! I had my first baby when I lived in Provo umpteen years ago, 1977. I felt privileged to get a room when the time came! I know there were times when women were in the hallways on gurneys. Ahhh, the good old days!

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  4. Hi Jasmine! What a great gift those baby blankets! I also like to take advantage of Joann sales and stock up on flannels. Usually I make newborn wraps with one yard of fabric and I only sew a hem on the edges. I like your idea of making blankets. They are larger and warmer!

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  5. I make these kind of blankets with some piecing and embroidery added for charity. These are just my size when it comes to actually completing a few!

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  6. What a wonderful pile of loveliness, Jasmine! Great production line idea :) That is not a mess, it is a creative mind at work!! :D

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  7. So cute. I think it's a great idea to get the messy part done all at the same time.

    I have made a baby blanket for one of my nieces, and a quilt for my friend's baby. I don't think I know enough pregnant people to start a production line just yet :)

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  8. Hi Jasmine, I love your baby blankets!

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  9. Stunning results and I love the way you tie them up.

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  10. These are really cute, great colors!

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  11. I love making these little receiving blankets for newborns too!!! So useful and easy to travel with. You got a lot done!

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  12. Wow that's a whole lot of flannel you bought!! I see some in there I bought also, LOL. Nice work on those blankies and I love how you bundled them up-very cute!

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