You may recall that I completed a number blankets made from baby clothes that were larger than my standard blanket.
Because of the unique materials I wanted to create the blanket in a different way. I try to use as many of the original materials as possible. So I used a quilt-as-you-go method to secure each block to a foundation (if necessary) using blankets and robes as the foundation. This was especially important due to the delicate nature of some of the dresses.
The blanket is quite large, with a center panel using one of the dresses.
I blogged about it here and you can see a lot more photos. The blanket is 8 blocks by 10 blocks. My standard baby clothes blanket is 6 x 6 blocks. It makes a nice blanket to transition baby to toddler or young child while preserving those precious baby memories.
I also had the opportunity to create two more blankets using special baby clothes that I shared on this blog post. These blankets were actually gifts for teen girls, so we wanted to make it bigger. The size is 7 x 9 with minky backing.
Many projects I make are unique because the items I receive are so varied. I study the materials and try to create a blanket making the best use of those materials. It is a fun and creative process and I enjoy working with the customer – as much as they wish – to create a finish product that will enjoy.
I have created a product listing on my Etsy shop for this Extra Large Baby Clothes Blanket.