Folklore Sugar Skulls in white by Timeless Treasures - cut off the selvage and sew a 3" flannel border down the side. (This will later be trimmed to 2.5" inches.) Cut fabric lengthwise - 55" inches.
Lay out washed minky first - painter's tape it to the floor - add double napped flannel (Quilters flannel 90" wide from Fabric.com) that has been washed and ironed. Use fabric spray lightly - and then add the ironed skull fabric - using fabric spray again. Pin all layers.
Quilt between the skulls - straight line with a #14 universal needle, Gutermann sew all thread white on top, lavender on the bottom - using with a walking foot: a larger stitch, and at a slow speed.
Binding with flannel - using the methods described above.
I don't usually make a blanket this heavy or large for a baby quilt - but it was going back East - a perfect weight for a lap blanket for anyone. 2 yards of fabric for each piece (top, minky and flannel inside ) - gives you some spare fabric when finished - although you need to piece some fabric for the side borders.
Washed fabric before making - pictures are after machine washing in warm and drying on medium - will make this again. :)
August 2013 Finished size: 46"x55"