I am a mere week away from my last trimester and I FEEL SO UNPREPARED! Whoa is me, pregnant lady...
The nice thing about having another girl, is that I already have a lot of baby girl stuff, however Bergen tends to think all of her blankets are her blankets... so I whipped out a few more of these Perfect Corner Blankets I shared over at Made in Monday with Jill.
I thought I would repost and share this tutorial on my blog as well...
Literally if you have never made these before you will love them, such a quick project that is perfect for baby gifts or for yourself once you start nesting!!
I feel so honored to be guest posting over on Made it on Monday with the fabulous Jill!
I have been trying to think of a tutorial that would fit in with Jill's blog and be fun. Since I will have babies on the brain until October, I thought I would combine everything with a cute and easy baby blanket.
I call this blanket the Perfect Corner Blanket and it is my go to baby present or baby essential.
Step 1 -- Start out with a square piece that is 46" (BROWN) or 1 1/4 yard.
Step 2 -- Cut another square piece that is 36" (PINK) or 1 yard.
Step 3 -- With right sides facing each other, center PINK over BROWN and pin. Start 1/4" away from the edge and sew along the side leaving another 1/4" from the end.
Step 4 -- Repeat Step 3, with the opposite side. And then the remaining sides **REMEMBER TO LEAVE A 4"-5"OPENING IN THE LAST SIDE TO ALLOW FOR FLIPPING THE BLANKET INSIDE OUT.
Step 5 -- You will have excess material in the corner's, so start with one corner and fold it to a point.
Step 6 -- Fold the tip of the point to meet where the sewing starts on the side.
Step 7 -- Cut along the diagnol of the fold. Start where sewing edge ends and sew along the diagnol (this is what makes the perfect corner PERFECT!)
Step 8 -- Turn blanket inside out and press. I typically don't like pressing things but this will give the blanket a finished feel.
Step 9 -- To help the PINK layer stay inline with the BROWN layer I did a zig zag stitch on the PINK side where it meets the BROWN.
Step 10 -- Fold the blanket and you are ready to give it as a gift or keep it as yourself!
**This blanket can easily be made using any measurements ( I simply make the bigger backing piece a bigger square by 10", this will allow for a nice border.)