My summer hasn't been totally without sewing. I made two little flannel backed baby blankets. The first was for a friend's little guy and I used a Loulouthi flannel for the backing and the front is from Oh Boy! by David Walker.
As with other similar blankets I've made, I used a simple white flannel instead of batting. I simply rounded the corners and quilted some lines in a grid after turning. Also I top-stitched closely around the edges. It was really simple to make and I think using a striking fabric like the Loulouthi flannel makes it look fun and interesting.
The second blanket was for our newborn niece. I used fabrics precious to me, a print from Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks and a Folksy Flannel backing. I followed the instructions for the scalloped baby blanket in Bend-the-Rules Sewing. Those scallops are so pretty and go so well with those fabrics, I think!
Lovely sunny colours for a winter baby! :-)
Here in Helsinki it has been mostly gray and I'm already in the mood for Christmas. I really want to make a couple of these! How cute are they?! I already have the book, so there aren't any excuses for holding back with the Holiday sewing!