One of my favorite memories from childhood is toting around my favorite blanket. It was white and fluffy and had colored letters printed on it for learning the alphabet. The stuffing was horrendously misshapen. The material was worn thin and soft. It made forts and capes and caves. It was a cloud and a raft and a magic carpet. Throw in some cozy pajamas and a good book and I was a happy little girl. In fact, not much has changed.
Juniper loves to snuggle up with a blanket. She carries them around the house building little nests here and there. She buries her face in the fluffiness. She curls up in the folds. She hides underneath, giggling, squealing, willing us to find her. A few weeks ago, I made this Juni-sized blanket just for her. The design is based on the Easy Lap Quilt from Bend the Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. And it was, indeed, fairly easy, with long strips of fabric to create the patchwork top and a coordinating pattern for the back. The adorable fabric is from the Folksy Flannels line by Anna Maria Horner and the lining is a soft organic bamboo batting. The whole combination makes for a warm, cozy, girly little blanket for my sweet snuggler.
Of course Juni loves to share, so Sydney gets her fair share of blanket snuggles as well.