For Hope: African Wax Print Baby Blanket

When I attend a baby shower, typically I like to provide a handmade gift.  I have a deep fascination with ethnic prints.  This time I decided to create a 100% cotton mitered square blanket using an African wax print and a solid crinkly cotton.  I purchased the African wax print from TamboCollection Etsy shop.

One thing I have learned from making these mitered square blankets, is that when the fabrics aren't the same, one of them can have a different pull when it's being fed through the sewing machine.  It was much simpler using two cotton prints, but caution had to be taken since one was crinkly and a different width.  Let's just say that the iron was my best friend.  :-)

I've purchased different pieces of batiks for more blankets.  Who says that baby blankets have to have pastels or cutesy icons running all over the place?

Happy Crafting,

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  1. This is fabulous, Libby! I love how colorful the print is - something a little one would enjoy :) Big hugs to you!

  2. Oh my goodness. That is gorgeous! How regally cute will Baby Hope look swathed in that?
    Love the inventive usage as well.

  3. I love your idea of baby blankets more than the pastel cute one. This one is fabulous!

  4. Love the green color you used! The print fabric goes so well with it.

  5. I love the bold print you used. It turned out great!

  6. The chosen linen is just beautiful :)
    Thank you Libby for coming to ,my blog. I have been so busy lately and hard to catch up with my blog friends. all your comments just made me smile.


  7. this print is very beautiful. When I was in West Africa, I had purchased 2 different prints, I love the bold colors

  8. The fabric is beautiful! I have to agree, pastels are way too over used when it comes to babies. Bold colors are probably much better for brain development. :)

  9. Pastel colors are lovely colors and very attractive with babies...


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