Last year I won a whole swatch book of the Liberty Lifestyle Bloomsbury collection. I LOVE the Bloomsbury prints and colours and wondered for a while what to do with all the little squares I had. In the end, I decided to create a cushion for my Mum’s birthday and with the remaining squares make a baby patchwork blanket.
I cut a strip off each of the squares to create the thin strips which run between the squares. It’s a really simple patchwork design but I like the way it creates interesting juxtapositions between the different prints.
For the back I used a single print, the ‘Charles …’ in green. I hand-made the binding strips also in the Charles print in red.
I thought the binding would be quite fiddly but thanks to H’s help I had it sorted in no time! I machine sewed it on one side then folded it around and hand-stitched it down. This was actually much quicker to do than I anticipated and it was finished in a couple of hours.
The whole blanket measures about 1m x 50cm, just about perfect for a baby cot. Perhaps whoever of my friends has a baby first can be donated it, although I think it might be too hard to part with!
P.s. Make sure you check out the baby blanket we made for the Liberty Craft Blog too!