Sunday, September 15, 2013

Doll blankets for a REAL little doll!!

When my husband and I left the hospital last week, my son asked that I make some small blankets for Charlotte to use while in the NICU.  Of course I jumped at the chance, but asked what size to make them.  He stated that they needed to be really small and showed us a sample of the size.
That is indeed my husbands lap and hand, and yes, that is the real size of her new blanket from the hospital volunteers!  That hat actually fits her tiny head!!
So, grandma was off to Hancock to find the perfect flannel for our little (tiny) princess!  He requested 2 teeny and 6 tiny blankets!
Here are the two teeny ones.
And the 6 tiny ones.

Now, these instructions will work with any sized receiving blanket, these just happen to be teeny and tiny.  Cut out your flannel 1 in. bigger then you want the final blanket to measure.  Press in the corners 1 in.  Press all sides in 1/4 in.

Turn all sides in 1/4 in. and stitch.  When you come to corner, trim as above.  Continue to sew mitered corners and all sides.  DONE!  Yes, it is that easy.  I think it took me a total of 45 min. to make all 8 blankets.
Here are 4 of them (there are 2 of each fabric), folded and ready to be shipped.
I put her name on all 8, I free motion sewed her first and last name. I think that these will make excellent doll blankets when she is older!  The "Daddy's Little Girl" purple blankets are 11x12.  All of the pink blankets are 14x17. 

I made 6 receiving blankets this summer, but they are 40x40....she'd get lost in those!  Mommy is sleeping with these blankets to transfer her smell onto them.  As soon as Charlotte is no longer on oxygen, she gets to have 'personal' items.

She is doing well!  Mommy got to hold her this weekend for the first time!  Thank you for all of your prayers and support, don't stop!

I'm linking to Val's Quilting Studio for her Tuesday Archives.

14 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

So sweet..lots of prayers for this precious tiny bundle.

Sarah Lizzie said...

Such teeny, tiny blankets!! Amazing really!! Such a miracle, is your precious Charlotte!!

Janine said...

These are wonderful blankets for dear little Charlotte!

Patchwork and Play said...

Sweet little blankets for Charlotte! Prayers and best wishes are being sent your way Vicki!

Lorna McMahon said...

Now those blankets sure help you to see just how tiny Charlotte is. But she has a big world to grow into! Love the Daddy's Little Girl print. Prayers and hugs!

Needled Mom said...

That is so sweet and, yes, she will love it for her dollies when she gets older.

Trepmom said...

Those blankies are so sweet! Happy to hear everyone is doing well. Will keep the prayers up. Maybe she will be home in time for Thanksgiving. Glad to have you back :)

Deborah said...

These are lovely, Vicki and have your special touch.

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

Wow, Vicki, those are tiny! Will definitely be praying for your darling granddaughter, how wonderful that she's doing well!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I need to remember to add names like you did! I love that idea!! She certainly was an itty biity gift from heaven huh!!!

Podunk Pretties said...

These are great, love the idea of adding the names. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Claire said...

Of course I'm wondering how she is doing now. Cute teeny and tiny blankets --and hat.

nerospost said...

Hi! I do hope that the little, sweet girl is fine and has now lovely baby quilt! Thank you for the corner tip! Cute Fabrics! x Teje

madebymeinred said...

So sweet!

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