I have been a long-time fan of Tula Pink's fabrics for quite some time. There's something about the bold, sophisticated colors and the darling patterns that just makes me smile. So needless to say when my cousin Stacey decided she wanted a custom nursery, I volunteered Hushabye as the perfect solution to a sweet, gender-neutral nursery.
I was still in Australia when we started planning, so through lots of emails back and forth, we nailed down our ideas for the nursery and I started planning. The baby is due in mid-July, so there's only a few more weeks until the nursery will be filled with even more joy in the form of an adorable little bundle of baby.
Curt was up in Michigan a couple weekends ago, so I sent up the finished products with him, but not before snapping a few pictures! So without further ado ...
The quilt - Stacey and Rob liked patchwork square designs, so I did my own little version. Most of the fabric came from a few charm packs, using primarily the green, blue, and brown colors. In anticipation of a little boy, Rob requested no pink, but in anticipation of a little girl, Stacey and I thought it would be okay to throw in a couple little dollops of pink. I think it turned into the perfect compromise. The thing I love most about this line is that despite the hidden duckies and bunnies on the fabric, I would totally put this quilt in my bed room. Like I said - understated sophistication.
The back of the quilt is a solid blue-teal color with a stripe of squares. The color is way off on this picture, but you get the idea.
This picture shows the color more accurately - I used the same color for a solid binding.
I think that blue and green block is my favorite.
I did an all-over meandering stitch to quilt it.
Don't you just want to snuggle a baby right up in it?
In addition to the quilt, I did a bunch of decorations and accessories:
Stacking blocks, using charms and leftover scraps.
I couldn't find my poly stuffing, so I stuffed them with scraps and alpaca roving. This made them lumpy, but kind of vintage-y, which I like.
A little embroidery -
(Rob & Stacey)
Love those french knot roses!
Buttons from my stash that matched the fabric perfectly.
A maverick start hand quilted with embroidery floss in a hoop.
And two tiny hoops with charms to coordinate with the nursery.
I threw in extra charms for a boy or a girl.
A couple mini quilts with special meanings.
This block is called "Mother's Dream" - I thought that was so sweet because this baby really is Stacey's dream. She has been ready to be a mom since we played dolls as children. Stacey and Rob are going to be great parents!
This block is "Dutchman's Puzzle" - in honor of our Dutch heritage and because, come on, who doesn't love triangles?!
The nursery will also feature a matching curtain and crib ruffle, made from this green fabric. Those are hard things to photograph, so I'll update with those when the nursery is complete and I'm up there in a couple weeks. But you get the idea :-)
I added a blue ribbon to the bottom of both the curtain and ruffle, I think it adds a nice little touch and matches the walls perfectly.
I also made a couple changing pad covers using this tutorial.
They don't look like much here, but you get the idea.
Again, I'll update with photos of these actually in the nursery, on the changing pad.
I also made a window seat and diaper stacker, but for whatever reason, I forgot to take pictures, so you'll have to wait to see good ones of those.
I made a few more things, but they are surprises for Stacey's shower this weekend, so I'll wait until Sunday to show you pictures of those. I'm sad I won't be able to make it to the shower, but I hope everyone else takes lots of pictures so I can share those too.
Stacey and Rob were so happy to see everything, they love it and can't believe how great it looks in the nursery. Stacey sent me pictures of the nursery in progress, and upon further review, I noticed you can see the window seat and diaper stacker, plus the crib skirt in action.
Aren't those blue walls the perfect match?
Alright, that's all I have for now. I'm off to work in a few minutes and I just realized I forgot to move my clothes into the dryer, so I may be going into work a little damp today.
Hope you are enjoying a warm, dry day!