13 August, 2008

Super Soft Blankets

I made a couple blankets for Mason this week. They're double faced, cotton knit, and oh-so soft! My daughter and I visited a children's wear outlet store last week in the Capital City. It was a real outlet store, the kind of place where you enter through the back door and there are ladies lined up, sewing away, on the other side of a partition from where the clothes are displayed. Like a moth to a flame I was drawn to the back wall where flat folds of fabric (discontinued colors and patterns) were displayed, deeply discounted at $4 per yard! These two prints caught my eye. I brought them home to create a few receiving blankets, they're a perfect weight for summer. They made up just beautifully; I only wish you could feel how super-soft they are! Sweet dreams, baby!

Life is Good!

17 comments:

Nancy said...

The blankets are precious.

and I didn't know there still WERE those genuine outlet stores anymore!

n, np

Nane said...

You will have to show me how you bound them....great gift idea!

mamaspark said...

I've never heard of such a place. How wonderful and how did your restrain from buying more??LOL

Teresa said...

Sounds like my kind of store! The blankets are sure to please some lucky baby and mom.

Anne Heidi said...

Sounds like a great outlet store! The blanket looks very soft and cuddly, I feel like I need a nap now....

Quiltdivajulie said...

Mason is one lucky little boy!

I'm with nane ~ how did you apply the binding? The blankets are fabulous!

paula, the quilter said...

I usually make flannel ones, but never thought about knit. How did you bind them? I use my serger with wooly nylon in the loopers. Covers the edge beautifully.

Todd, Kari, Anna and Gracie said...

OHHHH I how I wish my Mom could sew like you!!! It's so special to have baby things made my your Mama or grandmother. My mother got that from her mother....but I unfortunally didn't. I'll have to get onto my mother about taking a sewing class!!!

Congrats on the new blankets. They look so snug and warm!!!

Salem Stitcher said...

Sweet little prints. What a find!

julieQ said...

How pretty! They even look soft.

Cheryl said...

Mason is going to love his new blankies! Wow, wish there was a store like that around here!

Todd, Kari, Anna and Gracie said...

Thanks for dropping over!! It was great to hear from you!! It's so special to hear from friends.

Have a great day!!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Very pretty and how I think of Mason so content in the softness of these lovelies.

Baby Cudddles Love, *karendianne.

Libby said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to shop - the blankets are so sweet *s*

Rhonda said...

Love the print and stripe combo... so sweet. :o)

Marcie said...

Sounds like a really cool place to shop. They actually have a couple neat outlets in MN. The fabrics are usually seconds or overstock. But some good deals. Your little blankets look wonderful! Happy snuggling!

Nan said...

Those blankets are gorgeous - they look like the blankets they sell for much more $$ at Gymboree. Nice job, Granny!