Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Quilt

A few years ago, I would have told you that I would never, ever quilt. Well, I still don't consider myself a quilter, but I am going to attempt to make a twin sized quilt for Little S to use as her beadspread when she moves out of her crib. The idea came when my friend (an avid quilter) said to our other quilter friend, "I love a home with quilts in it." It made me think how nice it would be to have on each child's bed a beautiful handmade gift from their mother.

I'm going for a wild color scheme. I'm not using Amy Butler fabrics, but you can see some wild quilts that are my inspiration from Amy Butler site.




I think I'll use some leftover fabric scraps to make this cute project, also from Amy Butler.

5 comments:

Shane and Becca said...

Wow, so cute. can't wait to see the finished masterpiece!

Lolo said...

i love the idea. quilts are awesome. i was just looking at the shabby chic one at target for eliza's bed. but it would be so much better if i could make it. i have never quilted and am scared to start so you'll have to let me know how it goes. i'm glad you guys have a blog so i can know what you are up to. it has been way too long since we've talked to you guys. maybe this summer we can meet up in so cal.

Amber, Kent & Andy said...

What a cute idea! I have been trying to get my friend to teach me how to quilt. We were at D-land on the 21st and 22nd. We didn't realize it was stpring break and it was packed! When were you there? Is S still in a crib? If so, that rocks!

Chanel said...

I'm so excited for you to make little S her big girl quilt. You will find that while you are making the quilt you will be thinking little S and how much you lover her. Quilt take a lot of time and thought and someday she will appreciate how much love you but into her quilt.

Fyi-Make sure you put a label on the quilt when you are done. Haley's says something like "I hope when you sleep with this quilt you will know how much I love you and have nights filled with good dreams" Not that long ago she pointed out to me that Ruby may have bad dreams often because her quilt doesn't say that she will have good dreams. Obviously I need to make a new label for her.

Good luck!

Thomas' said...

Such a great idea! I just ordered a quilt for Sam's twin bed. She's got a trundle bed in her room already; just need a cute bedspread. It's brightly colored, to match her curtains and other decorative stuff in the room. It's a Madras pattern. I'm really excited...but not so excited to put Sam in a bed that she can get in and out of whenever she wants!!! AAAHHH!!!