Here is the beautiful finished product that I just can't stop looking at.
One side of the blanket is the daisy fabric, the back is 4 layers of cotton/flannel sewed into rows of diagonal lines and then cut and washed to create faux chenille. A little pricey and definitely time consuming but the end result is so worth the effort. Making one with a friend definitely helped with the tedium.
Here are my fabrics before I started. The white and yellow are flannel and the others are all 100% cotton.
I enjoyed this blanket so much that I already have an awesome corduroy picked out for my next. Now I just need to find a cute baby to give this one too.