Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Maybe a Quilt

We have been thinking lately that Payton is starting to look awfully big for his little toddler bed and that he might sleep just a little bit better (oh please, please please) in a big boy bed.  And of course a new big boy bed requires new big boy linens, comforters and more.

So I was thinking, why not a handmade quilt made special just for him.  Unfortunately, I have never made a quilt before, but I am intrigued by the whole process (and quite intimidated)!  

I have a tendency to jump right into a project, usually the most complicated one I can find, but I am trying to hold myself back a little and proceed with caution.  I want this quilt to be beautiful, warm, sturdy and something for him to have for many years to come.  

In order to accomplish this and not get too far ahead of myself I am going to take it one little step at a time, starting with the fabric.  I have come up with 3 options so far that I think will work for his room with out re-painting his soft green (Aloe is the color) walls and his black furniture.  

These are my picks so far, all from the lovely FabricWorm who I love!  They have so many great fabric choices, sets and patterns too.  

I am leaning towards the Michael Miller fabrics right now as I am not sure how the brown would look with his furniture.  I will be posting a poll in my sidebar, let me know which fabric set you like the best :)  

Does anyone have any good starter quilt suggestions for a full size bed?  I would be interested to hear about your quilting experiences and tips.  Thanks!

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