Wednesday, December 10, 2014


I'm still putting the finishing touches on Zaria's nursery. This project means alot to me, so I have really taken my time selecting quality pieces for the room that are both functional and unique. Through using custom art pieces, decor and accents, I am slowly creating a cozy eclectic space for Zaria to call her own. So when;Khadijah Gurnah, owner and founder of Safiya's Room, offered to send me a couple of her company's exquisite hand made quilts to review and share with my readers, I jumped at the opportunity.

Safiya's Room offers unique hand blocked quilts made by artisans in Jaipur, India using traditional block printing techniques.

"These treasures are 100% cotton and carefully crafted by hand; starting from the preparation of the cotton for the filling; to the beautiful hand blocked designs and hand stitched finished product."

The JAIPUR and the RABIA toddler/crib quilts arrived at my home carefully packaged and were even more beautiful in person than online.  Each quilt is unique and a true work of art.  Just look at the vibrant hues and detailed stamping. 

"It’s important to me that my products are not only beautiful and unique, but its also very important that the artisans who make the quilts are valued and given fair pay for their work", says Gurnah"

The art of hand blocking is such a detailed process. Each quilt takes up to 3 weeks to make! Gurnah's artisans first create the outer cover using block stamps to create each individual floral motif, a process that can take up to two weeks. Once the outer shell is printed and has dried, it is hand-filled with cotton to ensure even distribution and softness. The quilt is then hand stitched using cotton thread for durability and longevity." Gurnah considers it a privilege to work with artisans who are so passionate abut their craft.

Gurnah works directly with artisans to ensure every item is unique, authentic and of the highest quality.

The quilt has been perfect for wrapping Zaria in on chilly winter afternoons.  Because of it's superb quality, the quilt will make a great heirloom piece that Zaria could even pass down to her own children. We love to wrap Zaria in her quilt at nap time. It's combination of softness and warmth make a perfect combination for sweet dreams!

 I like to keep the quilts in a woven basket when they are not in use.

The quilts come in both toddler/crib size and twin size and make a great baby shower present or perhaps a holiday gift for an expectant mom. These quilts look great all around the house.  Have a twin bed in your spare or guest room? Use a quilt to add some welcoming color and pattern to your guest room.

  You can see more of the exclusive selection of quilts at the Safiya's Room website here.

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