I love blankets! We have tons! At least 3 in every room in the house!
When I got pregnant, I was blessed with friends and family who showered us with many gifts. I was given a lot of receiving blankets and baby blankets, or I would pick up another one if I thought it was cute! (Yes, maybe I have a blanket problem.)
After the girls were too big for them, and they were just sitting in the closet FOR YEARS, I decided I needed to do something with them. I didn’t want to get rid of them, because they had too many memories, but didn’t want to just store them. I wanted to be able to use them, so I decided to sew them together and make big throw blankets for the girls.
I made one side out of receiving blankets and then other side out of their fleece baby blankets. I made cuts across each blanket, being sure to not destroy any appliques already on the blanket, and TRIED to made even squares. They were pretty big squares. Probably 6-8″ each.
I then sewed both sides together to make one big blanket.
I got iron on letters for their initials and ironed them onto the corners. (The little blue label says “Made with Love by Mom.”)
They are super soft, super warm and have tons of memories for me. The girls loved them.