Monday, November 21, 2011

Red, Pink & Aqua Fabric Hoops

Finally a finished project. (Thanks for enduring the many pictures of unfinished/works-in-progress over the past couple of weeks.) I was happy to finally hang the fabric hoops for my daughter's room and quite pleased with the final outcome.

There has been a big empty space over the bed for the past two years. I've intended to make a quilt to go there for some time, but haven't got around to it. Just this spring I finally realized I could do more hoops (like the hoops in my sewing room)! Duh - I don't know why that idea took me so long.  And with Sarah Jane's Children at Play fabric collection coming out, it was a no-brainer what fabrics we should include -especially since we already have one of her prints hanging on the wall.
I've shared pictures of my daughter's room and quilt in the past as well as the wonderful vintage curtains (they belonged to Grandma as a little girl!). This summer we added a white Jenny Lind bed that ties things together a bit better. (Keeping-it-Real-full-disclosure: This room does not always look like this.  For this picture I cleared the night stand, kicked shoes out of the way, wiped the wall, and re-made the bed leaving off the 2 purple unicorn stuffed animals, teddy bear, and additional blankets. Only for photographing purposes, then everything went back in its 'proper' place.) Here's how we made the pom-poms above the bed.
This is the pillow I made from Children at Play for Market last Spring. It has since been to a trade show in Belgium and back. It's a very well-traveled pillow - better than me. I hope it got to sample some waffles.
Four of the prints are from Children at Play (pinwheels, parade, dresses and the little girl with the flowers).  [Each of these Children at Play prints can be found at The Quilting Garden. C@ P fabrics also available here, here, and here.] The rest of the fabrics came from my stash and from left over scraps from making the quilt on the bed. All of the florals and damasks are from Tanya Whelan collections a couple of years back except the red floral at the bottom, which is from Lecien's Flower Sugar.
The patch-work-y print is from Lecien's Old New collection. I can't find the selvage from the red toadstools, but it's a Japanese import. (If/When I find it, I will update here.) And Little Red Riding Hood is from Aneela Hoey's next collection, Walk in the Woods. It's pretty darn cute (I got a sneaky-peak!) and should hit stores by spring.

49 comments:

Kati said...

So cute! I bet she just loves it!

paqui said...

Precioso y maravillosa habitación !!!
Besos

Erin said...

What a great idea!

Pam said...

What a brilliant idea!!! They look fabulous. Hope you don't mind, but I'm pinning this to remind me for when I get time to something similar.

Audrie said...

That's so pretty! My childhood bedroom was completely pink, and if it was more like this, I wouldn't have had such an aversion to it! lol!

chris said...

Such a perfect solution...and it matches her quilt. I'm sure she loves it.

Joyful said...

I adore the room! So creative with the prints and quilts, etc.

Alisa said...

It looks very, very cute! And yes, we do the staging thing too.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

That is the sweetest little girl's room!

Thimbleanna said...

Aha! Here's how we know what a great person you are -- you wished that the pillow got to sample some waffles, instead of the pillow bringing waffles back for you LOL. LOVE LOVE this room -- it's just TOOOO cute!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's perfect Amy! I wish you could have decorated my room when I was a little girl - oh, that's right, I had five sisters sharing it with me!!

Rie said...

It looks fantastic, what a great idea!

The Cottage Mama said...

Amy, that looks darling!! I just love it :). I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Lindsay

Jen said...

What a cute bedroom! I can't wait to finish our girls' room. I have a quilt made so it will be fun to paint and decorate the room this winter!

lifeinredshoes said...

Perfect, just perfect! Especially after the after the professional styling :)

Melissa {polkadot chair} said...

Loooooove it!!!
They'd look great in my daughters room. I might have to copy :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such a cute room. Haha-about kicking things out of the way--I just did that when photographing my rearranged sewing room. Full disclosure, huh? I'll have to think about that...

Miss Holly said...

Oh my gosh...this looks so so pretty! I just love the fabrics!!

Sheila said...

It's a beautiful room.

Di~ said...

Very Very cute. I love it all.

Kristie said...

I want her room! :)

shayshap said...

Oh I need to get back to my children at play quilt. so cute, thanks, kathy

CJ said...

Sweet room! I love the fabric in the hoops for that finishing touch.

Katy Cameron said...

So pretty, and such a fun effect

angela said...

So pretty! I pinned your 'perfect' room :) We can all dream we live in a perfectly staged house.

Fiona said...

Oh!
I just swooned and hit the floor! Those hoops are Gorgeous!
I especially love the parade one x

Michele said...

Really, really cute. This idea will be wonderful for the currently bare walls of my new craft studio.

randi said...

so very cute and girly! i just love the hoops and the whole room!

notes of sincerity said...

Hi Amy. :o)
Your daughter has the sweetest room. :o) I just love what you did with your hoops and charming fabrics! So sweet.
Have a lovely day.
love, Trish

bethanndodd said...

Now that is a room that would make a little girl feel special...so sweet & cute! Smiles~Beth

Laura said...

I love that! I'm Pinning it so that we can have it for an idea when we have kids!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Her room looks adorable!! Heaven for any little girl :)

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love the fabric hoops idea! Totally something that would look so cute in my little girls room! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful!! I used to dream of having a room like this when I was a little girl :)

A.J. Dub. said...

What a charming little girls room!

Ginette said...

What a fabulous idea! I think it would look great in my Master bedroom! I hope you don't mind if I borrow it!
Beautiful room!

Evelene S said...

Oh everything is so pretty and I love the red, aqua with the pink!

amanda said...

*gasp* so darling! happy thanksgiving, friend. :)

rental mobil said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Amy in VA said...

Thanks so much for news of the Quilting Garden. They had On Parade when no one else did. It's on the way to me now! I love the room.

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

If this isn't the cutest room I have ever seen, I'm not sure what is. Happy thanksgiving.

Annette said...

Love your pin wheel pillow. It is scrumptious! I have given the pin wheel 2 attempts so far but I find it incredibly difficult to align the tips... Any advice? I'll keep on practicing though until I get it the way I want it.

Kristy QP said...

What a beautiful room! Love the look of the embroidery hoops too.

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Barn Weddings said...

Adorable room decorations. I love to stay in this clean and relaxing place.

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

So cute! I really need to do this in my sewing room.

Amber said...

Well that is just the cutest room ever. love it.

Melissa said...

Adorable! Can you share the name of the paint color?

Melissa said...

Adorable! Can you share the name of the paint color?