Start with your favorite quilt block, or use the Prairie Point Quilt Block. You’ll also need 32 extra prairie points for the outside of this blankie.
Two pieces: 6″ x 12.5″
Two pieces: 6″ x 23.5″
Backing: 25″ x 25″ (I used Shannon Cuddle Dot)
Stitch the two short border pieces to the top and bottom.
Press seams to the side. Add top and bottom borders.
Press seams out.
Mark every 2.5″ along the sides of the quilt to evenly space the points.
Place the points, tucking each one into the previous point.
Pin the prairie points in place.
Stitch down, a scant 1/4″ from the edge.
Place right-sides-together on top of the backing fabric. Pin in place, then trim away the excess backing.
Stitch along all 4 sides with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving an 8″ gap along the center of one side. You’ll turn the quilt right side out through this gap later.
Cut a piece of Poly-fil Hi-Loft Batting to fit just inside the seam allowance.
Hand-stitch in place with large stitches, stitching into the seam allowance.
Don’t stitch the hole closed! Only stitch into the seam allowance along the top of the quilt.
Trim the corners.
Turn right side out through the hole in the side. Pin flat along all the edges.
Stitch all the way around the edges using a walking foot, securing the edges and closing the hole. Add additional quilting with the walking foot.
Your baby blankie is complete!