Oh I'm in love. It's official. My first time stitching with voile and I don't want to stitch with anything else. It's silky smooth and feels like butter, and I can't imagine wrapping baby in anything more soft or luxurious feeling. I have no idea if using voile is a good idea or not for whipping up a few burp cloths (using chenille as the underside) with the left overs, but I'm doing it anyways, as baby girl can't have enough hand made goods made of this stuff.
I picked up the voile fabric from Hawthorne Threads: AMH Little Honey in berry, Valori Wells Shine in aqua, AMH Little Honey in gold and Joel Dewberry Tile Flourish in amber. The flannel I picked up at Joann's on sale, I just love that grey bike print! The pops of aqua and red are perfect. I used the same self binding receiving blanket tutorial and backed these in flannel in the same way I made these flannel receiving blankets a few weeks back.
I love that these aren't quite as heavy as the flannel on flannel versions, and that the snuggle quotient is through the roof. I just grabbed this AMH voile fat eighth bundle from Westwood Acres to make baby girl a voile quilt, as I already know she can't have enough of this silky goodness in her life.
I was a little nervous to start sewing with this stuff, as its quite slippery, but with many pins and using my walking foot, I had zero problems. I can feel baby girl kicking away as I'm typing this, so I'm assuming that's her seal of approval! Good taste even from inside the womb :-)