Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Flannel Baby Blanket with Satin Edge, Piglet


Waiting for Lucy

We're waiting for the phone call that will tell us that our daughter in Indiana has gone into labor. We're all 'waiting for Lucy,' the baby, to make her grand appearance into the world outside the womb.

Like every other grandchild in the family, she gets a Grandma-made flannel blankie with the 'silky' edge. All kids seem to love that satin edging. So that's what I've been working on lately.



When I finished making and tying the blanket, although the little white and pink stars are cute, it needed something. Then I put some eyelet in curves at one of the corners.




Not able to leave a good thing alone, I realized that I had about 14 inches of satin edging left over, and when I found that darling little Piglet at Hallmark, I knew what I'd do with it.

Attached by a satin umbilical cord

After making a casing out of the leftover satin edge, I ran a shorter piece of elastic through it, just because I liked that 'gathered' look better, and will attach one end to Piglet and the other end to the blanket. I don't want to sew it on, but thought I'd find a couple big diaper pins for that task.


Like Mama and Daddy
and the rest of us -
the 3 1/2 year old, waiting for his little sister.
Love that mischievous look!  


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30 comments:

Denise said...

So very, very cute. Great job my friend.

Jenn C said...

Awwwwhhh.. that blanket is precious! My family is on baby alert too at this point.. I mean with less than 3 weeks left, you just never know :)
I hope Lucy arrives soon!!!

Diane said...

Very cute-- love Piglet! And you are so right about satin edging on blankies! My 9 year old still sleeps with her favorite one which has a very tattered satin edging. I don't think she'd let Mother replace it either!

Debbie said...

The blanket is just darling, and your sooo right about those satin edgings. All of my grands LOVE those too! I have made a few where the whole backing of the blanket is satin, though truthfully those are NOT my favorite to make, lol How exciting a baby on the way! Enjoy your day...

Sandra said...

I love piglet and when that photo popped up i got a big smile on mu face, piglet looks so happy on that gorgeous blanket...this is such a happy and joy filled post..

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a happy time and a blessing. Love the sweet things you are making. How thoughtful of you! Sweet hugs my friend!

Susie said...

That is an impish look for sure. I love the blanket you made. You are so right babies and toddlers do love that satin edge. I like the piglet too .. Blessings to your family,for a new healthy baby, xoxo,Susie

TexWisGirl said...

awww. hope lucy arrives easily and well for all!

Carla from The River said...

Our prayers!
xx oo

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

What a pretty pink blanket for a precious baby girl! And even more special because grandma made it!

Cathy said...

What a sweet blanket. Awesome!! Your grandson is adorable. Cute pic.

Terri D. said...

Such a pretty blanket for your precious almost-here granddaughter!! Please do keep us posted! Prayers for a safe delivery, for momma and baby.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Your daughter is in Indiana? How nice to read about a fellow Hoosier!

I hope Lucy arrives soon and that mother and daughter are both healthy, and what a beautiful 'Grammy' blanket! What a sweet idea, attaching Piglet to the blanket.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lucy is going to love this!

You did a great job, Judy, and I know how much they love these because I had a satin comforter my grandmother made that I adored.

xo

Sheila

Pamela Gordon said...

So sweet! I love the pink blankie and piglet to match. Just adorable. I hope baby Lucy arrives safely and soon. Blessings to you all. Pam

J_on_tour said...

Hope everything goes well with the impending addition to the family and everyone is fine.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful blanket! I'm sure baby Lucy will love it and Piglet. It is so exciting ti wait for a new grandchild...many blessings and safe arrival!

lemoineau said...

It's just beautiful, mom!! See you SOON! :)

Chatty Crone said...

Okay that pink blanket is gorgeous! And I want a girl grand baby! I love my boys, but I could take a girl too. God take care of you all - and everything goes well.

Donna Sexton said...

So very cute! I love Piglet. And you are definitely right about satin edging.

Blackberry Lane said...

What a precious blanket for little Lucy. I know you all are so anxious to meet her. May God bless.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

The blanket is beautiful! Isn't pink fun? Your satin edging is perfect. I've never been brave enough to attempt that.

NanaDiana said...

How beautiful, Judy. That blanket and piglet are so sweet. Love the little face smiling at you. He looks a bit mischievous to me! lol xo Diana

Vee said...

That is a wonderful gift. The satin edge is perfect (though it sounds challenging). What a clever idea for Piglet. May Lucy arrive safe and sound and without too much delay.

Missy George said...

I hope all goes well Judy..Beautiful blanket...Love the piglet..

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love Piglet. And such a beautiful blanket should definitely make Lucy feel like going out!

Judy S. said...

Such a pretty blanket, Judy. Little Lucy will love it. Hope to hear of her arrival soon!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I had a blanket that I was old enough to remember sucking my thumb with satin edge of the blanket held between my fingers and rubbing my nose on the satin! Loved that silky satin! Your blanket turned out beautiful. I'm sure little Lucy will love it. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Judy the blanket is beautiful! So excited for you all! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

So sweet and pretty! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/03/make-it-pretty-monday-week-95.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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