Monday, August 25, 2014

Ric Rac Receiving Blankets...


We've had a full calendar this summer with visits from family and trips. I'm off to a new destination this week. In a few days we are expecting another little granddaughter to be delivered. She joins a family of two older sisters and a brother. Lucky girl!


I'll be flying out to help with her siblings and parents. She will be our 14th grandchild, and we couldn't be happier. When I asked her mother what they needed for this little one, she asked for some new receiving blankets and burp cloths, so that's what I've been working on lately. I cranked out the receiving blankets first...


A few years ago I shared my Ric Rac Receiving Blanket Tutorial where I outlined how easy it is to make one of these blankets. My girls love them because they are bigger than receiving blankets you can buy in stores, and they are great for swaddling a baby. I love the ric rac that peeks out of the seam.


Sometimes I use two pieces of flannel to make the blankets and sometimes I'll make them with one piece of regular cotton fabric and one piece of flannel. Either way there is at least one side of soft flannel to put next to the baby...


I'm so excited to meet this new little one, and help welcome her into our family!


If you'd like to learn how to make this Ric Rac Receiving Blanket, go here. To see other versions of this blanket go here and here.


3 comments:

NataliKa said...

Very-very nice!)))
And congratulations on your granddaughter!

Reno said...

Congratulations on the new little one! They are such joy.
I'm always amazed at the cute fabric you find to make things out of. I need your eye!

lorene said...

congratulations!!! aren't new grands just wonderful! thanks for reminding me about your tutorial. today I became a new grandmother, again! for the 21st time. I can't meet our new little guy until the 4th of September. I can't wait. have fun with the grands!