I’ve been promising my 8-year-old daughter for a quilt for some time. She grew out of the pink/purple/princess/unicorn/little-girl phase a while ago. She decided her new favorite color was red. Last year I made a baby quilt using this color scheme because I loved it and wanted to try it. Well, she loved it too, so I promised her I would make a big one for her. It is finally done!
It’s not a complex design – just simple squares. But it’s the greatest way to showcase the fabric. This is the quilt where I finally used those fabrics that I was saving for “just the right thing.” There are lot of little things that are sentimental to her like seashells to remind her of going to the beach with Grandma, or elephants which were her favorite animal. Also lots of texture like chenille and a square of red velvet.
This was part of the inspiration. A while ago, my mother-in-law gave me the curtain panels that hung in her room as a little girl in Bath, Maine about 60 years ago. Aren’t they fabulous?
We finally hung those in her room this week.
And here’s the finished look. Well, almost. Right now her room is hosting the bottom half of the bunk beds until we move both in her brothers’ room. I have an old brass headboard that I’d like to paint white. When we bought our new house the walls in her room were already the perfect shade of pink. Providential.
The cute painting on the wall is by Sarah Jane, one of my favorite childrens artists.
I need to make some pennants like that to go in her room!
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