The story of this project started on a trip to NYC I took last year. It was my first visit there and I loved it! Lots of walking, lots of good food, lots of unique small businesses. My friend and I stopped at a children’s clothing shop that was filled with beautiful things. But the only thing I could afford was a silky soft bamboo receiving blanket from Aden and Anais. I knew it would make a wonderfully soft quilt backing. (Note that the “Classic” swaddles are NOT as soft as the “Silky Soft” swaddles).
Then Baby Katherine was born and her nursery colors were PINK – my favorite! I drew out a simple pattern.
And picked some stash fabrics.
My goal was to use a bold fabric along the edge to create a border, but it didn’t exactly turn out as planned. The border fabric, while I love it, just wasn’t bold enough.
The silky soft receiving blanket was VERY difficult to work with. It reminds me of gauze, but was more slippery. In some parts of the world, this fabric is called muslin. I had to use the seam ripper a couple of times and the muslin almost didn’t survive.
Now it’s done and I love it. The backing is wonderful and the front is exactly how I hoped it would be. I hope Katherine likes it too.