Practical and individual gift
I've had the idea for a while to make a blanket that uses colourful craft cotton as well as more snuggly flannel, but with a nice silky edging. I like some of the printed fleeces you can buy which wash well, but I wanted something that was mostly natural fibres.
I washed all the fabrics and ribbon before use to make sure that there would be no bleeding in the future. It was the first time I had tried applique and it was pretty easy! The hardest bit was sewing on the slippy satin ribbon around the edge. That bit could have been neater but I'm pretty pleased with the overall effect. You could add batting to make it more like a quilt, but I thought that I light blanket might be more versatile.