Several of my friends are having a baby in March, so I have been trying to fit in a few projects here and there for shower gifts. I made this adorable receiving blanket for Kassie - she works for the company that prints all my designs and handles my account - we have been working together for years and she always goes WAY above and beyond to make me happy. I really wanted to make her something extra special for her nursery...so after finding out the name and the sex of the baby, I started brainstorming ideas and looking for the perfect fabrics. I did not use a pattern - I just cut two squares of coordinating flannel (each approximately 40" x 40") - machine embroidered the baby's name in the lower right corner of one piece - then placed them right sides together and serged around the entire blanket, leaving an opening for turning - after turning, I top-stitched around the entire perimeter. I was so happy with how this soft, cuddly receiving blanket turned out....I just loved both the flannel prints (Cozy Cotton: Cotton Flannel Fabric by Robert Kaufman)! If you would like a great tutorial/pattern for making a receiving blanket on your own, head over to YouCanMakeThis.com where my good friend Shelli from Needle In A Haystack has a FREE pattern that will talk you through a Receiving Blanket and/or a Burpie! She makes it so easy, you will have baby shower gifts sewn in no time.