One of my work colleagues in the US had a baby a few weeks back and I’ve been trying to think of something to send that is uniquely Australian. I haven’t had any luck thinking of such a gift so today I made a personalised baby blanket.
I used pale pink polar fleece with a patchwork poly cotton fabric. Not the most natural of fabric choices, but from past experience, ideal for a playmat and durable for regular washing.
I appliqued Avery’s name onto the blanket using Heat’n'bond iron on adhesive, then zig-zag stitched to hold it in place.
I then hand quilted around the already defined blocks in the patchwork fabric.
I hope little Avery enjoys her new blanket. And – if you know of any good Aussie baby gifts to send OS please let me know in the comments below. Perhaps I can add it to the parcel before I send it off.