Everyone has a favorite must have, go-to baby item. Even though my baby isn't officially here yet I think my must have item is to have as many blankets to surround this little girl with as possible. Blankets to cuddle with, blankets to play on the floor with, blankets to stay warm in the car, blankets for stroller rides, blankets for impromptu picnics at the park, blankets for fort making, blankets for cute pictures, blankets blankets blankets!
With that in mind, I whipped this simple baby quilt. It's small and sweet and made from things I had laying around the studio. The inspiration for this blanket was an old vintage sheet that was is super soft and warn in, I can't imagine using it for any other project.
The quilt is roughly 34" x 45", made from the vintage sheet for the top, coordinating cotton fabric for the back and cotton batting sandwiched in between (you can purchase this batting in 'craft size' which is perfect for a small baby quilt). The cotton batting is light, lofty and easy to wash. I thought about adding traditional ties to hold it all together but decided that might not the safest option, so I used a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine instead.
That's all there is to it! This would make a simple and sweet gift to give someone else, especially since there is no quilting involved, it takes literally no time at all.
Now if only this baby would arrive, I could take a picture of her enjoying this sweet new quilt!