My aunt asked me if I would make a baby blanket for a friend of hers. I had been itching to make this Purl Bee blanket for awhile, so we decided on this pattern. The family is in Arizona, and we agreed flannel might be a better choice than fleece.

purl bee blanket

I followed the pattern exactly except that I basted the ric rac on before sewing everything together. It was my first time using ric rac, and I was a little nervous about getting everything to line up. The basting worked perfectly and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

purl bee blanket

The only thing left to do is give it a good ironing, but I’ll do that just before shipping. Right now it’s staying folded in a plastic bag. The flannel is like a magnet to all of the colored, loose thread bits I’ve got floating around!

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3 Responses to i made it myself: purl bee blankie

  1. Cioci Ingrid says:

    I love the blanket and it turned out perfectly. Check and mailing info are in the mail. It’s wonderful to have a crafty niece! I am so pleased and I’m sure Baby Boy Paul will be too.

  2. Mom says:

    Very pretty. Would make a wonderful Christening blanket.
    Nice job, Jul.

  3. Steph says:

    That blankie turned out really nice! The flannel will be nice and cozy in the air conditioned environment of Arizona! :)