Need a quick and one of a kind baby shower gift? My standard baby shower gift is an original baby blanket. I have shared several of the baby quilts I have made in the past and this time I wanted to try something different. I found a great quality blanket that was plain and a few different fat quarters of fabric. A fat quarter is those precut squares of fabric you see on the shelves at crafts stores. I found an image I wanted to use to match the nursery, this time a whale. I cut the pieces of the printed whale out and then traced each piece on the fabric I wanted.
I ironed the fabric onto double-sided iron-on material, then after they were cooled, I cut out the whale pieces and removed the second paper backing
After placing the first whale piece on the blanket where I wanted it, I used a scrap piece of fabric to cover the piece and ironed it onto the blanket. I used different colored fabrics to create the different elements of the whale.
Once all of the fabric pieces were in place and cool, I sewed a quick line along the edge of each piece to make sure the pieces were secured.
I am going to have to do this type of blanket again in the future it was fast, easy, and came out super cute!
These are posts from the original Oak Tree Junction blog before I took a break in 2020. These posts were created to share my creations with the hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side. I plan to continue to share new creations on the current blog.