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Heirloom Cut Chenille Baby Blanket

Heirloom Cut Chenille Baby Blanket
I first saw a blanket like this at a baby shower for a friend's first baby boy. Our mutual friend, Joyce, gifted it and I was so amazed she had made it! I hadn't seen anything like it and thought it had such a beautiful vintage feel. As I was composing my nesting list I thought about including a cut chenille blanket like this. It seems like something that would be a treasured heirloom. I was lucky enough to run into Joyce a couple months ago and ask her a few questions about the blanket and then I dove in. I chose Amy Butler's home decor fabric, August Fields, in Tangerine/Wild Poppies. The blanket is 45"x45", a generous size for using as a play mat and transitioning to a nap or lap blanket when she is older. I couldn't find a tutorial online for a blanket like this so I've created one here (click below to jump). Link to the Tutorial below by clicking on "Read More." If you make one of these cut chenille blankets I would love to see photos! Then the real fun begins: the quilting!

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