I paired the quilt with a moss-green minky bumper pad and a simple, ticking stripe dust ruffle. I wanted the bedding to have an old fashioned feel because I knew I wanted to fill the nursery with antiques someday.
I am happy with the size because I can double it now for the crib, but it is also big enough to one day be folded at the foot of a twin bed. I backed it in an unbleached muslin and machine quilted it.
The second quilt I made came together at the last minute. These cross stitch squares were in my fabric stash for probably ten years or more! I pulled them out one day to work on during a car trip. They were addicting, and once I started I couldn't stop! I took them to the soccer fields and worked on them during practices. I also took them to doctor's appointments and worked on them in the waiting room. Before long, I had twelve squares finished, so I decided to make them into a quilt. (Sorry the photo loaded sideways.)
I think quilting is a special art. I remember many happy hours spent working on these blankets when I was pregnant. I dreamed about my little one, and prayed for her, and imagined all the hours we would spend wrapped in these blankets, rocking together, and reading stories. Now she is 13 months old, and we enjoy all those special moments I dreamed about! :)
I was in Hobby Lobby one day and found some pink and green fabrics on the clearance table that I really liked. I decided to use a simple setting for the cross stitched blocks and used the extra fabric to make matching curtains for the nursery.
I still have not fully decided how to use this quilt. Up until now it has mostly stayed folded on the back of her glider, but I do have a charming wooden quilt holder, so it might go up on the wall in her room one day.
Quilts are fun to make, and even more fun to use. Here's my favorite part.......
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