Babies love tags. They love to stroke them and chew them. Give them a toy or blanket with a tag and they'll gravitate right to it. There is even a line of products designed around this fascination.
Ages ago, when I first started quilting, I figured taggie blankets were something I could make with my very limited skills. I continue to pull this little trick out of my hat when I need a very fast gift.
When the March Birthday queen from my #birthdaybonusclub shared that she was also expecting a baby in March, I threw in a little extra gift for her new bundle:
|Those dinosaurs, am I right? And is there any time when Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets aren't the best choice?|
And since I was making one for a baby of someone I don't even know, I knew I should make one for my nephew, Pork Chop, as well. His nursery is elephant themed, so I hunted through my scraps and made:
|I used some scrap Lizzy House on the back, too.|
|This side is flannelette.|
My sister-in-law then posted a picture on Facebook of my nephew enjoying his taggie blanket. Because she tagged me (ha, see what happened there?) a work friend saw the post and sent me a not-so-subtle hint that her 10-month-old (the recipient of my Meow Mix quilt) reallllllly loves tags.
|And this side is pieced with elephants from Bungle Jungle.|
So here is the one I made for sweet baby R!
|I went with similar colours as Meow Mix, based on mom's request. I made this one pretty girly!|
These little blankets are usually 8" x 8" before sewing them together, so a perfect size to throw in the car seat or in a diaper bag to entertain a little one. And they only get softer and squishier with more use, so they are fun to use and abuse!
|These fun peacocks on the back seemed the perfect fit for this pink and teal taggie blanket! |
So those are some of the non-quilt things I've been making lately!
Your taggie blankets are adorable. Those elephants are darn cute. Great gifts.ReplyDelete
These are great. Do you use ribbon for the tags? Got a tutorial?ReplyDelete
Gotta love a taggie blanket! I made them for DT before they were born. Sadly, they seem to prefer the actual tags on other items to the ribbons on their blankies!ReplyDelete