Wrapped in Love

Swiss flannel with pinstitch joining lace to fabric. Pinstitch is woven with pink perle cotton.


I can’t seem to stop thinking about Beatrice.  She is the soon-to-be-born, soon-to-be-adopted baby girl whose waiting parents are active members of our church.   So I sew.  When she is in their arms, she will be wrapped in love, with or without this shawl.

Soft, luxurious Swiss flannel is perfect for any baby.   Especially here in Florida where winters are usually moderate, a tiny one dressed in this fabric can go out on the town without being bundled in a parka.  The blanket coordinates with a bonnet and smocked daygown featured in earlier posts.  I hope to duplicate them for Baby Beatrice.

Pinstitch and Swiss flannel go together like peas and carrots.  The holes were perfectly clear and clean, as always, but were woven with perle cotton because I wanted a little more color near the perimeter.



The lace edging is my favorite blanket trim as it can withstand heavy laundering and still flaunts its heirloom ancestry.

Six inches from the lace is a zig zag feather stitch frame, interspersed with embroidery. That stitch is worked in soft green, but I was unable to get a good scan of it.  It shows up clearly in this photo from another project.  With 30 wt. cotton thread, it works up nicely.



This stitch is one I designed several years ago in Brother’s exclusive My Custom Stitch feature.  If you have a Brother machine which includes MCS, I would be happy to share it with you.  Just leave your request at the end of this post.


Except for the “C” monogram, the embroidery was all digitized by my talented friend Suzanne Sawko.  The monogram is from Nivia’s Monogram Set, which seems to be unavailable commercially.   Ooooh!  I found it on eBay just now, though the seller is away until July 6.  Check it out here.



I am very fortunate to have each of her collections in my library and highly recommend them. The designs are used frequently.


Nivia’s “C” monogram nestles perfectly in Suzanne Sawko’s Heart Swag.

This is the same photo edited for a sharper image. This does NOT show the colors accurately.


And that’s another one for THE Baby!  At least one more to come.

Don’t you just love to sew for babies?

P.S. Required standard disclosure:  I am a paid sewing consultant for Brother.


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