Sunday, May 29, 2016

May's Picked By Jen - Missouri Quilt Company's Self Binding Receiving Blanket

My next Picked By Jen is my favorite, go-to baby gift. The receiving blanket. Nobody does it better then Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company. If you haven't seen it yet, she has a fabulous YouTube video here that explains the whole process. 


With all of the cute flannel out there, it is hard to justify making anything else. When you can give a favorite book, like Guess How Much I Love You, with a matching receiving blanket... you've just hit quilter gift giving heaven. 

I bought yards of this gorgeous flannel in pink and blue (and I think I need to get some of the cream) from my LQS, Fabrics Plus, in Marshall, MN. It is the Guess How Much I Love You TM line from Clothworks. If you can find it, I highly recommend picking some up. It is so soft and easy to work with, and too darn cute!


These receiving blankets also give you the chance to use those fancy stitches on your machine. I love that I can just guide it and the machine does all of the work. After all, I work hard, somebody else should pull their weight once in a while. 


A sweet, simple gift for sweet, simple bundles of joy.

Happy Stitching!
Jen

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2 comments:

  1. What a sweet gift. I love that you include the book with it. And one can never have too many little blankies. :)

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  2. I have made those also! I usually keep a couple on hand for quick gifts! I haven't added a decorative stitch though, yours is perfect!

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