Isn’t she gorgeous? The baby I mean, not the blanket. But, actually the blanket worked out pretty well too I think. This was a present for Baby H when she was first born. I chose a range of fabrics in lilacs, purplesÂ and lime green – a favourite combination of mine.
The blanket has a looseÂ weave cotton on one side, a cotton corduroy on the other and the centre panel is a very soft Liberty print jersey.Â (Natural fabrics are always bestÂ for babies – breathable and good to sensitive skin.) I have covered the join between the 2 fabrics with a thin greenÂ velvet ribbon. If you look closely you can see I have just zigzagged it on over the top.Â All the fabrics I have used here are from Fabworks Mill Shop – they have a lovely selection of Liberty jerseys and cottons at a ridiculously cheap price.
I also made a set of matching bibs in the same Liberty jersey fabric – that bit of stretch is great for a bib for when they get old enough to start grabbing at it! So cute too. The possibilities are endless with baby stuff. It’s all about the fabrics you chose!