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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.

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54 Comments

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    Kati
    November 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    So cute! I bet she just loves it!

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    paqui
    November 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Precioso y maravillosa habitación !!!<br />Besos

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    Erin
    November 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    What a great idea!

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    Pam
    November 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    What a brilliant idea!!! They look fabulous. Hope you don&#39;t mind, but I&#39;m pinning this to remind me for when I get time to something similar.

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    Audrie
    November 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    That&#39;s so pretty! My childhood bedroom was completely pink, and if it was more like this, I wouldn&#39;t have had such an aversion to it! lol!

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    chris
    November 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Such a perfect solution…and it matches her quilt. I&#39;m sure she loves it.

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    Joyful
    November 21, 2011 at 7:12 pm

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

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    Alisa
    November 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

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

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    Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts
    November 21, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    That is the sweetest little girl&#39;s room!

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    Thimbleanna
    November 21, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Aha! Here&#39;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&#39;s just TOOOO cute!!!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    November 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    It&#39;s perfect Amy! I wish you could have decorated my room when I was a little girl – oh, that&#39;s right, I had five sisters sharing it with me!!

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    Rie
    November 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    It looks fantastic, what a great idea!

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    The Cottage Mama
    November 21, 2011 at 9:44 pm

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

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    Jen
    November 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    What a cute bedroom! I can&#39;t wait to finish our girls&#39; room. I have a quilt made so it will be fun to paint and decorate the room this winter!

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    lifeinredshoes
    November 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Perfect, just perfect! Especially after the after the professional styling 🙂

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    Melissa {polkadot chair}
    November 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Loooooove it!!! <br />They&#39;d look great in my daughters room. I might have to copy 🙂

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    Live a Colorful Life
    November 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    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&#39;ll have to think about that…

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    Miss Holly
    November 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm

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

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    Sheila
    November 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    It&#39;s a beautiful room.

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    Di~
    November 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Very Very cute. I love it all.

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    Kristie
    November 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I want her room! 🙂

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    shayshap
    November 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

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

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    CJ
    November 22, 2011 at 12:30 am

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

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    Katy Cameron
    November 22, 2011 at 7:01 am

    So pretty, and such a fun effect

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    angela
    November 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

    So pretty! I pinned your &#39;perfect&#39; room 🙂 We can all dream we live in a perfectly staged house.

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    Fiona
    November 22, 2011 at 7:22 am

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

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    Michele
    November 22, 2011 at 7:55 am

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

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    randi
    November 22, 2011 at 8:29 am

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

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    notes of sincerity
    November 22, 2011 at 8:52 am

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

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    bethanndodd
    November 22, 2011 at 10:03 am

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

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    Laura
    November 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I love that! I&#39;m Pinning it so that we can have it for an idea when we have kids!

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    Melissa @ Happy Quilting
    November 22, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Her room looks adorable!! Heaven for any little girl 🙂

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    Natalia from Piece N Quilt
    November 22, 2011 at 11:41 am

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

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    Lucy @ Charm About You
    November 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

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

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    A.J. Dub.
    November 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    What a charming little girls room!

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    Ginette
    November 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I think it would look great in my Master bedroom! I hope you don&#39;t mind if I borrow it!<br />Beautiful room!

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    Evelene S
    November 22, 2011 at 7:57 pm

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

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    amanda
    November 22, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    *gasp* so darling! happy thanksgiving, friend. 🙂

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    rental mobil
    November 23, 2011 at 2:13 am

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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    Amy in VA
    November 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Thanks so much for news of the Quilting Garden. They had On Parade when no one else did. It&#39;s on the way to me now! I love the room.

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    Kate @SwimBikeQuilt
    November 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    If this isn&#39;t the cutest room I have ever seen, I&#39;m not sure what is. Happy thanksgiving.

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    Annette
    November 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    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&#39;ll keep on practicing though until I get it the way I want it.

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    Kristy QP
    November 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

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

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    Eunice
    November 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    olá, Adorei o seu blog e quero te convidar a conhecer o meu.<br />coisasdanice-eunice.blogspot.com.<br />abraços

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    Barn Weddings
    November 29, 2011 at 2:19 am

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

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    Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life
    November 30, 2011 at 7:58 pm

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

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    Amber
    July 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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

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    Melissa
    January 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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

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    Melissa
    January 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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

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    Katie
    May 17, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    LOVE THIS ROOM!!! What is the paint color you used for the wall?

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      Amy Smart
      May 17, 2016 at 9:23 pm

      It is a great shade of pink. Fortunately for us, the paint came with the room when we bought the house. Unfortunately though, I have no idea what it is. Sorry not to be very helpful.

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    kate
    July 12, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    It almost looks like the paint color I used. It is called Cream Puff

    2174-70 by Benjamin Moore.

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