This first stash-only quilt is for a baby girl, and just seems so crisp and happy to me. If you are wondering where the polka dots are, I opted to use them for the backing. Now it is fully reversible and fun on each side. It gets really cold during Minnesota winters, so I tend to make baby quilts with high loft batts and minimal quilting to keep them cozy. I put blanket binding on all sides, since babies and toddlers seem to gravitate to it.I first made this style when I had my own sons. They called them their ‘comfies’ and fingered the satiny binding to calm down. Each comfy went to day care, to camp, on picnics, was a playground for action figures, was worn as a cape, and became a cocoon rolled around butterfly boys who then emerged and flittered around the house. I do not know if there are shreds left, but I know that they each still had them when they were entering their twenties!
I doubt that this quilt will be that well used, but then you just never know which blanket a kidlet will latch on to as their own special comfy.
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