Back in November, Anneliese of Aesthetic Nest posted a tutorial for a Chevron Chenille blanket. I fell in love (true love!) and had to make one just like it ... I even bought the exact same fabrics. So here you have it, my copycat blanket:
This tutorial is a variation of Annaliese's heirloom cut chenille blanket, where many layers of flannel are sewn and cut on the bias to make a faux chenille (you can find another take on it at MADE). Because the stitches follow the pattern of the zig zag print on the front, the chenille on the back is also in the chevron pattern. Check out the tutorial for the full details.
A lot of work went into stitching all of those rows, but the result was awesome. So soft. So fluffy. My kids couldn't keep their hands off it, and I want one in a queen size. :) It was sad to see it go, but we mailed it off to my beautiful new niece. Welcome to the world, baby Sofia! We love you already.
In unrelated news, Lifestyle Crafts is having a great sale on their Revolution die cutting machine. Use my promo code: HOMEMADE for an additional 20% off the sale price, taking it down to $47.99!
Have a happy Easter! I'm making great progress on the girl's dresses, but as usual it will be down to the wire. I should have some pretty dresses to show on Monday. :)