I was so excited when I was asked to use this darling fabric to make a baby gift set to welcome a friend's new baby! I adore all the animals and love the retro motif.
The set included a baby blanket (22" x 36"), 3 coordinating burp cloths, and an owl onesie. All were personalized with baby's name or monogram.
The main woodland animal fabric was paired with two geometric prints - one golden orange and one green - from Simpatico's Simply Color collection.
|Simply Color Ikat Diamonds in Mustard|
|Simply Color Ikat Diamonds in Green|
I think the modern geometric patterns of the Simply Color fabrics helped balance the retro style of the Woodland Tails fabric for a truly contemporary look that would appeal to any new mom.
This fabric trio was used specifically for the burp cloth set. Two were embroidered with the baby's name and the third was embroidered with the baby's initials in a traditional monogram style. All were lined with an incredibly soft and plush minky fabric in an ivory quilted pattern.
Because the baby blanket was the largest item the main Woodland Tails was used for the front and the same soft ivory minky fabric that lined the burp cloths was repeated on the back of the blanket. While baby's name is embroidered in a handsome brown thread, I used turquoise thread in the topstitching to bring out some of the blue hues in the woodland fabric. Baby is sure to be cuddly and warm in his new blanket! Particularly because the blanket is so thick, it also makes a great mat providing a large cushioned surface to play and relax on.
|Personalized baby blanket folded in half|
|Baby blanket with plush backing and large silk embroidery pesonalization|
The owl onesie incorporated the colors in the blanket and burp cloth fabrics. An adorable golden orange and yellow owl sits atop a brown tree branch with green leaves. I used blue silk thread for the baby's name to again bring out the blue hues in the main Woodland Tails fabric. I think the combination is so cute!
All in all, this was such a fun project to work on and I loved combining the fabrics from the different collections for a one-of-a-kind custom gift set :)