This is a little blanket for a special little girl.
Since she is the 6th baby to be born in her family, I suspect that she needs a quilt less than any of her siblings. However, I just couldn’t resist.
To hopefully increase the possibility of it being used, I used a piece of flannel as batting. This greatly decreased the bulk of the blanket so maybe her mama will fold or roll it up and take it with her when she goes out from time to time. I am very pleased with the nice drape that the blanket has as well.
For the quilt I cut into my Soul Blossoms stash and added some solids from my monthly solid club collection. The only shopping I did was for the sashing on the front and the flannel for the middle. I was hoping to find a nice soft pink but didn’t have any luck in the local stores and decided to go with some Kona Snow and use pink flannel for the batting. My hope was that the pink batting would show through the snow and give it a pink hue but… since the back is so blue that really didn’t work. I did quilt with a soft pink thread so the white sashing does seem a little softer.
I did learn a lesson about prewashing fabric in quilts.
If you are going to prewash you should do it for all fabrics.
I had already prewashed the Soul Blossoms prints and decided to prewash the flannel so it wouldn’t shrink up too much but didn’t prewash any of the solids. This resulted in the solids shrinking and the flannel a bit too but not the prints. This wouldn’t have been a problem if I had done more of an all over quilting pattern. As it is, I showcased each of the 5.5 inch blocks by stitching 1/4 inch inside and outside them making them look a little stretched out when they didn’t shrink with the rest of the quilt. It doesn’t look bad but I notice it.
Welcome to the world little Eva. I hope I get to meet you in person someday.