Here is what it looks like now....all spread out on the floor and getting moved around into the pattern she likes. There is a reason for each block to be where it is...because SHE likes it that way!
The first try..."much too small" says she! Make more squares!
On the thrifty side, this uses up lots of little fabrics. I needed to buy the blue flannel backing, but I got it for half price. Not too bad. I also had the cotton fill from other projects to use. Using up odd colored thread is also just fine...thrifty! She will have this blanket for a long time.
I'll update you once I get the pieces sewn together. I have been busy doing some other little cute projects ...