I sent a link to Miss M for a gorgeous vintage peach chenille blanket, and of course Miss M was more than happy to receive one. :-) I was anxious to start one of these gorgeous, soft blankets, so I dove into it right away over the weekend (ignoring my housework and the fact that we were, yes, having friends for dinner on Sunday night), and chose a bright Cotton duck fabric for the outer layer. If you do know what cotton duck is, I'd be happy to hear it!! Add to that three different flannel pieces - I chose one bright orange, one more subdued blue that matched my cotton layer, and a plain white - and then I was home for an afternoon of pinning and sewing looooong straight lines.
Here's the four fabrics I used - I chose a white with bright dots for my outer layer, as I was making it for an older teen as a lap blanket, though it would make a beautiful, soft baby's blanket. You can't see the bright outer colours on the cotton in this photo, but you can see how nicely the two blues blend together:
Lay the cotton right side down, with the three flannel layers right side up:
I'll just finish my binding, and I'll be back....