The first one expected this summer is little Levi. His father, Stephen, is a big fan of The University of Tennessee football. So, I knew I had to honor that and encourage this new little member of the family to have blood that runs orange. This was the beginning effort...
Footballs and Big Orange
I bought a cotton print that had footballs all over it and backed it with some soft orange and white gingham. Orange rick-rack formed the edge and I had Bridgette use her embroidery machine to personalize it with orange thread. I gave her the left-over fabrics and she created burp cloths as a companion gifts. I added a bit to it to finish out the gift - more on that later.
The next little blanket plays up to his country roots. We are farm folk. His mother has horses, his father has goats, his grandfather and I were raised with cattle, and we all have a soft spot for a pup. So, the first fabric I picked was one that looked sort of like an all-over bandana with red background and black and white paisley print all over.
Country is always cool!
I found a companion cotton flannel that had a cute little bear riding a stick horse wearing denim jeans and a hat and a pup with a bandana around its neck. I edged it with black rick-rack. Bridgette added a denim patch with his monogram - first and middle initial stacked next to his last one.
The third blanket is all baby. His nursery is painted a soft baby blue. Mom and Dad have added white furniture and decorative stars. So, for this blanket, I found a soft cloudy blue fabric scattered with white stars.
Baby Boy Blue and White
I backed it with a blue-and-white Oxford striped cotton flannel and edged it with simple white rick-rack. Bridgette added his name in a large blue font. It looks so sweet and seems like it will send the little fellow right off to dreamland.
I'm still working on some blankets for little Luci and I will share photos from the shower in a later post!