Well, Greyson came early! Of course, I don't know why I didn't start working on the blanket until now - you would think with 9 month's notice I would start these types of projects earlier, LOL! If you want to see pics or updates, check out Mel's blog:
And here's a few pics of the blanket I made (hopefully she doesn't see before I give it to her tomorrow, haha).
I used a couple of big pieces of batting I had and stitched them together to try to use up some pieces. I always end up with these big strips and I never know how to decide what pieces of fabric and batting are big enough to save for future projects and what pieces should be discarded. Plus, I feel really bad throwing out all the fabric...any ideas what else I could do with it? Can I put it in the recycling bin or something? At Christmas time I use it for packing material in my boxes but even then I know the recipient throws it out. Hmmm...must search Pinterest for a solution!