I got a couple of good fleece blankets at Target but I wanted something smaller that we can take out and about with us so that she has somewhere comfy to rest.
Yesterday I bought some fleece (I think I must have been subconsciously influenced by it being Veteran's Day hence the red, white and blue!) and this morning quickly made a thick blanket. There is layer of cotton quilt batting sandwiched between two layers of thick fleece. My sewing machine wasn't excited at this combination but we did battle and I overcame.
Thank goodness fleece doesn't fray because it meant I could leave the edges raw, it's a utility blanket after all! It doesn't need fancy finishing although if my sewing machine had been happier I would probably have edged it with some bias binding. Instead, I simply tidied up the edges with my rotary cutter.