Receiving Blankets

I love voile - and after reading this post on Anna Maria Horner's blog I knew I had to make receiving blankets out of voile and flannel.

Blanket 1 - For our nephew
Little Folks Receiving Blanket
Blanket 2 - For our little girl
AMH Receiving Blanket
Both of these were made using a yard of Little Folk voile and a yard of Little Folks flannel.  I trimmed the corners using a plate then stitched them together using a 1/4" SA.  I trimmed the blankets in purchased extra-wide double fold bias tape.  I didn't have the patience to make my own bias tape, especially out of the slippery voile that's recommended.  Super quick and easy and they're soooo soft!  

 Patchwork Blanket
Patchwork Voile Receiving Blanket

For Christmas I received a fat quarter pack of the Little Folks voile in a pink/red colorway.  I cut 89 -  5.5" squares then sewed them together using a 1/4" SA.  I used 54" width flannel as the backing so I could keep the blanket on the larger side at 45"x45".  Given the size of the blanket, I knew it needed to be quilted but wanted to keep it simple.  I used my walking foot and stitched 1/4" on each side of every seam.  It's trimmed the same way the other ones were - using extra wide double fold bias tape.  This is one of my favorite blanket I've ever made - I want one for me!
Quilting Detail
Quilting Detail


Krista from The Linden Tree said…
LOVE! I have to try making one of these. Thanks for the post! Now bring 'em into the shop so we can see them in person :)
Leighann said…
The Patchwork Blanket is beautiful!