Lately “minky fabric” has been all the rage for making baby blankets. I had seen it described as extremely soft; so I was very curious to feel this fabric. I found out just how soft when i went into a Joann’s fabric, opisthorchiasis while looking for a rotary cutter. In my personal experience, therapy I think only alpaca wool is softer than this fluffy stuff.
Anyway, sickness I had a great excuse to get a couple of yards of minky: K & N were having a baby!
In a previous Joann’s trip I had found a cute Winnie the Pooh fat quarter bundle in various colors. As they decided to not find out the gender of the baby until it was born, this would be perfect for my fabric addiction and schemes…er I mean blanket!
Compared to the smaller knit blanket I made for Jess’ baby, I made this quilt top 35″x45″.
I lined the inside with the stripped minky fabric I had purchased and added a bias edge instead of the fancier quilt ribbon I had bought. It just didn’t feel right to use the ribbon.
While the knit blanket had me continuously asking Thad “Honey, does this look too small?” this blanket meant that he was instead bombarded with “I think this will be too big”.
Ok, so it might be too large for a newborn, but then, they’ll grow into it right?
Call me crazy, but since I had a couple of squares left for each color I went wild and made a little bag to go with the gifts. I’ve been going a little nuts making drawstring bags with French seams lately…
So this is Sophie’s quilt…She’s now a smiley almost-4 month old and growing fast. I hope she enjoys it!