This past week I was going through a bunch of my fabric and found some blue and brown fabric I had bought to make a blanket before my first son (almost three!) was born! Since were having a boy I thought it would be fun to finally put that fabric to good use! I had three different fabrics and knew that I wanted to do something in stripes – but not just normal straight across stripes – I thought diagonal ones would be fun! Just something a little bit different – but still totally cute and simple!
Want to make one too??
Start by cutting your fabric into 2 1/2 inch strips. I used my Go!Baby Accuquilt cutter and simply roll it through.
I bought some minky for the backing and simply cut it in half – it makes the perfect baby size. I layed it out and then using the strips made my pattern. I started in the middle and worked out, then if I needed to add any I could add them on to the end. I made sure each strip was about 3-4 inches longer than the minky so if it happened to move or shift I would still have space/fabric to work with.
Then I stitched all the strips together. When you stitch – make sure you do the pyramid effect….
Keep stitching until you have all the pieces – from corner to corner!
With right sides together, I layed the minky on top of the blanket topper and trimmed the edges.
To finish it up, I simply stitched the minky and the topper together using a 1/2 inch seam allowance – leaving a small opening to flip it right side out . I snipped the corners and turned it inside out, then using a 1/2 inch seam allowance again I stitched all the way around the out side.
And was done!
I love the stripes and think the diagonals add such a fun aspect to the blankie. I really love the minky because it is so soft -
I will totally use the diagonal method more in the future – so cute!!