‘All the Colours of the Rainbow’ patchwork baby blanket with super soft navy minky dot backing and hand-embroidered BFG-Road Dahl ‘Dreams’ quote.
Dimensions: 27” x 35” (69cm x 89cm)
This beautifully hand-crafted rainbow patchwork blanket is a very fancy take on the minky blanket craze. A perfect ‘new baby’ gift or something for your own little ones, the versatility of this blanket means it can be used for a new baby to snuggle up in a moses basket, as a cot blanket, or as an everyday blankie for the stroller or buggy when out and about. The blanket has been pieced together from hundreds of 2” x 2” (5cm) squares in a variety of collected, found and re-cycled fabrics, all cotton and cotton mix. Some special ones include William Morris designs such as ‘Strawberry Thief’ in lovely modern colourways; Liberty print tana lawn ‘Thorpe’ in turquoise and green and a range of hand-dyed and mottled cottons. Backed with super soft minky dimple dot fabric in navy blue, this blanket is silky soft and lightweight, but also very warm – perfect for that delicate new baby skin. The minky also gives a great texture and something comforting for your baby/toddler to stroke and hold onto while drifting off to sleep.
A patchwork colour wheel of zingy, bright and fun fabrics, the patchwork goes from red to orange, to yellow, to green, to blue and finishes with purple. A great feature of this quilt is that as your baby turns into a toddler and starts to learn their words and colours you can play with them to pick out simple colours like red, yellow and blue and spot the different flora and fauna such as flowers, elves and birds! This blanket top also includes a little spiderweb square as well as the odd elephant – see if you can spot them hiding.
The unique feature of this quilt is the hand-embroidered detailing – I’ve chosen a delightfully quirky quote from Roald Dahl’s BFG about dreams, perfect for your sleepy bubba when going off to sleep…
“Dreams is very mysterious things. They is floating around in the air like little wispy-misty bubbles. And all the time they is searching for sleeping people.”
Stitched entirely by hand, each letter is hand-embroidered using duck-egg blue colour-fast stranded cotton in a delicate satin stitch, on 100% forget-me-not-blue cotton. The hand-embroidery is positioned on the reverse and has been top-stitched securely to the minky backing. This means your little one is wrapped in the BFG’s wise dreamy words while going to sleep and makes the blanket double sided and reversible.
Read a bit more about the story behind this blanket on my blog here.
‘All the Colours of the Rainbow’ Patchwork Minky Baby Blanket
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