Receiving Blankets

Receiving Blankets
Receiving Blankets

I have a new baby niece named Lauren Elizabeth. I hope she likes pink because I have a lot of pink ideas. 😉

My mom is also thrilled to have another grandbaby. My Young Man is leaving for college too soon so Lauren will be a good distraction for her.

Last weekend I made receiving blankets, my gift of choice for newborns.

I bought the pink and turquoise tone-on-tone at Always Quilting a month or so ago. I thought I would find some other flannels to go with them. As I perused the wares at Hawthorne Threads, I saw the Pretty Potent prints in flannel and that large dot. Perfect!

While I was hemming the edges I listened to an interview with Anna Maria Horner on Modern Sewciety (Episode 37, I think) where she talks about her inspiration for Pretty Potent. I was thrilled to know her inspiration for the fabric with which I was working.

Receiving Blankets in Blue
Receiving Blankets in Blue

I really like the Coneflower (Echinacea) print. I think it is a little hard to use in quilts, but it is perfect for this receiving blanket.

I have the card written and just need to wrap the gift and send it off.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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