Super Soft Baby Blankie

Do you remember this whole cloth baby quilt I made for my niece last year?

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Orchid Minky Wholecloth Baby Quilt

Each month, her mother takes a progress pic of that sweet baby laying on this quilt. She is now 9 months old and is sitting on the quilt. Those babies grow so fast!

One of the things Baby Jenny likes to do is pick at the ‘bubbles’ on the minky side of the quilt, which I think is adorable.

Her momma doesn’t want her picking at her special quilt, so what’s a girl to do? Aunt Fefe to the rescue!

I made Baby Jenny her own special blankie that she can carry around wherever she goes, and pick at the “bubbles” all she wants. Love. One side is Minky, and the other is Soft & Cuddly from JoAnn fabrics. The blanket is so incredibly soft – I would love to have my own! With those owls! Adorable…

I will say that putting these two fabrics together and sewing them is a challenge. They are both soft, slippery, and a bit silky, so that makes them difficult to manage. It certainly isn’t perfect and nowhere near square, but Jenny doesn’t care so I decided I won’t worry about it either.

I’m going to make another one for her brother over the weekend. Hopefully, if the weather cooperates, I’ll get to see them at the end of the month. I can’t wait to see both of them. It’s been way too long!


About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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7 Responses to Super Soft Baby Blankie

  1. Sandra says:

    Awww! Her with her little topknot sitting and picking at the blanket is PRICELESS. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words. Glad you made her another soft blankie.

  2. What a perfect idea and sweet gift. I hope you get to see them soon. I am really looking forward to visiting with my nieces in early April myself!

  3. Those owls are so cute! You are definitely a very good aunty.

  4. What a sweet aunt! I’m sure she will love her new blanket.

  5. I love that she now has her new bubble picking quilt!!! What a great great auntie she has!

  6. Tish says:

    The picture of her picking at the “bubbles” is adorable! Our Jen had a fringed fuzzy blanket and she loved to pick the fuzz balls off of it. She would fall asleep at night picking fuzz. Baby Jenny’s purple minky blanket is so cute! I hope she has hours of fun picking at all the little bubbles 🙂

  7. What a cute quilt! And that little, sitting there with her sock half off — I love it! So cute! I was going to ask you about sewing those two together. They are definitely slippy-slidey; lots of pins needed! I love the combo of those two fabrics, but glad I don’t have to make a bunch of them.

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