22 Feb 2011
Griff has converted to a “big boy bed”. I’ve been struggling with what to do with his room. What will be more grown up than his nursery decor, but not a teenage boy. Last October, I set out to make a room decor. That started with a quilt. I worked with my Mom to draw out the design and figure out fabric. Then it was off to Joanne Fabrics for some inspiration. When I stumbled on this owl fabric, I knew it was the right one.
So here it is. The finished product.
I really enjoyed the process of this quilt. It had so many different steps, that when you started to get bored with one, it was onto the next. I used a high loft batting, so it’s a very thick and poofy quilt. I like that. I tied at the corners of the squares with a heavy thread.
Even my hand made bias tape came out great. I had a few “snafoos” but that is to be expected for a first timer.
The corners gave me the most issues when binding the whole quilt together. They are not as smooth as I’d like, but practice makes perfect right?
I struggled getting pictures to convey how awesome this quilt is. Griffin is in love with it. I finished it up a few night ago, and stuck it up on his bed when he was sleeping. In the morning when he woke up, I heard him say “My quilt, my quilt is finished, here is my quilt! I LOOOVVVVEEE it!” Just hearing that was the best thing ever.
It’s perfect in this space. I do plan on painting over his yellow walls, that was really for his nursery *sigh*. Maybe a nice gray to match the colors in the quilt. I’ll be working on valances for his windows and an accent pillow next. I found this great pillow tutorial and thought it would be perfect to make with the scraps.
A comfy quilt to be enjoyed for years to come. I am so proud of myself and feel giddy every time I lay down with Griff on his bed, or see him hiding under it. It’s so satisfying to make things for those you love.