Today we continue celebrating the Fat Quarter Shop Top 10 videos of 2015 with the Bloom and Bliss Receiving blanket. I thought it would be fun to make a blanket with a winter theme as we are in the throes of winter here in Michigan. I chose this adorable fabric called "Let It Snow" by Laura Berringer for Marcus Fabrics. The photo doesn't capture the subtle sparkle the fabric has. Just like the glistening snow outside my window today.
This blanket was quick sew, perfect when you need a cute gift fast. The pattern is layer cake friendly but I cut 10" squares from yardage. I really enjoyed making curved corners and will be doing it more often on my quilts. Templates for making curved corners can be found here.
Pair the blanket with a book that ties into the fabric and you have the perfect gift for a sweet child.To read more about the quilts and see the videos, head over to the Jolly Jabber blog. Don't forget, if you make the receiving blanket show it on Instagram with the hashtag #fqsreceivingblanket and #FQSTop10 for a chance to win a Fat Quarter Shop $100 gift card. The contest ends February 1st.
Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in todays celebration:
Shruti of 13 Woodhouse Road
Vickie of Spun Sugar Quilts
Seema of Hooks, Needles & Brushes
Ana of The Lost Apron
Leslie of The Seasoned Homemaker
Heidi of Good Golly Ginger
Kiera of Simply Vanella