Sewing 101: minky baby blanket

My dear friends Adam & Kirstie are expecting their first child this summer!  And they just found out the little babe on the way is a boy.  I'm over the moon.  Oh, and so are they.

The last two baby projects were so much fun, I knew I wanted to make a lil' something again. So I attempted my first blanket.

With about a million options for fabric, I finally decided on this turtle print that caught my eye from the very beginning.  Who says baby boy items have to be pale blue?!  I loved the green so much that I picked a green minky fabric for the back too.  I tied it off with a royal blue ribbon and dropped it in the mail to California.

I hope the little guy enjoys (playing, spitting up, and rolling all over on) the blanket as much as I enjoyed making it!

Tutorial: Simple Baby Blanket
Fabric: Urban Zoologie Turtles Grass & Kelly Green Minky


  1. ahhh! that turtle fabric is AMAZING! so cute!

  2. Very cute indeed! That shade of green is one of my favorite colors. Green + turtles = perfect for a baby boy.