For my husband's cousin's baby due next month.
Here are a few baby projects I finished up in the last week, first blogged about here (with links to patterns). The receiving blanket above was made with flannel from Joann's. I pre-washed it and it is OK. I think you can definitely tell the difference in quality between the quilt store burp cloth flannel and the Joann's but I had to use what I could and I just love those whales! I wanted to use bias binding on the blanket, but I just didn't have time. I had to get them in the mail, so I just sewed around the four sides, turned it and topstitched. Easy, peasy. These types of blankets and the burp cloths get a lot of wear, so you can never have too many!
The diaper clutches were so easy and fast to put together. I did interface the lining so that there would be a little more structure to the bag. I didn't have any of the proper fusible webbing for my attempt at appliqued letters, so I just used what I had, which was the supposed no-sew kind of heat and bond. I think it works best after you've washed your fabrics, but for the diaper clutches, I hadn't done that and I find that sometimes the web does not really adhere. So, I added some stitching for decoration and to keep the letters attached.
After failing miserably with the numbers of my advent calendars, I was a little bit happier with these letters. At least I didn't have to glue them down!