Living in the Valley, one doesn't use a lot of blankets -- unless you're a baby. I try to create my blankies for use year-'round. This one for Baby-to-be-"M" uses a light pink Minkee & crisp cotton floral. It isn't apparent from the photo, but the roses are highlighted with shimmery gold -- which is why her monogram is gold thread. I made the binding from one of three pink plaids.