The “Linus blankets” my sister will be delivering, are specifically going to be handed out to the orphanage my niece Jane (Lulu) had lived in for her first 8 months of life.
Often, when a child is presented to their adoptive family, the orphanage will give the family anything the child was wearing the day the baby was “discovered”. For example, my niece was found with a beautiful, old, embroidered hat. My sister and her husband are confident that this was an heirloom her mother left with Jane…they also have her clothes she was wearing. This is obviously an important part of Jane’s history.
Who knows, your blanket could be something an adoptive family will have as a reminder of their child’s beginnings…
Total needed: 75
I know there are a lot of skilled quilters, knitters, and crocheters- do what you want! My recommendation is make them about 12×18 in size. A perfect size for a baby/toddler to “cuddle”. All babies will be girls.
Super SIMPLE Linus blanket tutorial
Start off with 2 equally sized pieces of fabric. I used what I could find in my fabric stash. Flannel and a really soft “chenille-like” fabric.
I used quilters biased tape to join the pieces together and create a finished edge. You can really do whatever you want…fold/iron the edges over and sew all around the blanket.
You can show off and “miter” the corners, add fun ribbon along the edges for the baby to hold on to…your creativity will only add to how truly personal this gift will be.