Tuesday’s Space – Quilted Goodness

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.

Happy Sewing!

6 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Space – Quilted Goodness

  1. FMIL
    February 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I love it! Great job – I’m so proud of you!

  2. February 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    That looks really amazing! You did an awesome job. Love the fabric, the colours and the nice textured fabric surrounding. What size is your bias tape maker?

  3. chelsea
    February 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    It looks so great!!! The pillow pattern you found will accent it wonderfully!!

  4. Liz
    February 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Oh, I am SO impressed! The quilt is just wonderful !

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