Thursday, February 7, 2013

Baby Boy Dinosaur Blanket

It seems like all the baby's coming are boys.  I went to JoAnn's and found some great fabric.  This is the quilt I made for my Sister-in-law.  I think it turned out cute.  What do you think?

Baby Boy Dinosaur Blanket

1 yards dinosaur print fabric, cut in half
   choose your desired part of the pattern and leave a 1/2" border of fabric around before cutting
1/2 yard coordinating stripped fabric cut into 3" strips, sew sets of 2 strips together so you have 8 long strips
1/4 yard binding fabric cut into 3" strips, and sewn all together into one long strip
1/4 yard binding fabric cut into 3" strips, and sewn all together into one long strip
enough batting for the 2 crib quilts
1 1/4 yards flannel backing washed to preshrink, and cut in half

Take the first dinosaur print and sew the striped strips onto each side leaving at least a 3" overlap on each side.

To miter the corners, line up the fabric and fold finding your 45 degree angle, pin and mark with a pencil.  Repeat with the other 3 sides.  Sew along the line, remove pins and look to be sure that your seam is where you want it.  If so, cut the excess fabric leaving about 1/4-1/2" extra.  Press the seams on all your fabric.

Lay your backing fabric out on the ground right side facing the floor and then smooth flat.  Next layer the batting, and then finally the blanket top right side facing up.  Smooth flat and pin.

Tie or quilt as desired.  I stitched in the ditch along some of the lines in the pattern using clear thread.  Pin and sew the binding to the front of the blanket.  Cut the excess fabric leaving 1/2" seam allowance.  Pull the binding over to the back of the blanket past the original stitching and pin in place.  Then sewing as close as you can to the edge sew to the back of the blanket.

If desired Hand Applique the dinosaur to the back.

Cut the desired block from the fabric and iron to fusible interfacing cutting away any excess fabric.  Pin in place where desired.  Choose your desired coordinating thread color and blanket stitch in place, being sure not to go through the front of the blanket.

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