Anyone who knows me, knows that I am all about textiles. Quilts, blankets, throws. Wool, cotton, flannel. New, vintage. I love them all. When I was pregnant with Vijay, I made at least ten blankets for him- both sewn and knitted. I used them all when he was little, but the one he gravitated to, the one that became his beloved “D” (as he calls it) was a store-bought blanket, gifted to us by a friend. He loves that blanket something fierce. I learned that it’s okay if not all the blankets in the house are handmade- sometimes, great things can be bought!
Which brings me to the American Blanket Company and their new line of hand-stitched baby blankets. I was asked to photograph their new line of baby blankets, and agreed because 1) I could bring my boys along, and they could make their modeling debut and 2) these baby blankets are all hand made in Massachusetts, and I love supporting locally made products, especially those made with integrity and quality.
What I wasn’t prepared for, was to fall in love with the product. After the shoot, I was given a blanket to take home, and I am not lying when I say Vik uses this blanket every day, both for sleeping and for staying warm in his stroller. It is the softest, most high quality blanket I have come across. I am pretty sure it is destined to become his beloved “D.”
I asked American Blanket Company if I could give away a blanket (of your choice) to one of my reader, and I’m tickled they agreed. Just visit their website, and leave a comment telling me which hand-stitched blanket you would choose (Vik has the Willow Quilt in Buxton Blue). This blanket will become a treasured heirloom, a memory, and a comfort. Vik guarantees it!