I’m slowly making progress on the bedding set I’m making for my new baby’s room. It won’t be needed (most likely) until late September, so I have plenty of time, but I also don’t want to leave it until the last minute.
Above is the bumper I made. It’s fairly simple. I used charm squares that I cut from yardage and added white to make an offset row of charms. I wanted to keep it simple to show off the prints, and I’m very happy with the way this turned out. I used cotton batting on either side of a thick poly batting, so this is quite thick. I used the walking foot to quilt along the line of every charm square, and it turned out almost exactly like the bumper that came in my oldest boy’s crib set, so it should stand up in the crib and perform quite well.
I’ve also finished the valances. These need some ironing, but I’m not going to bother with it until I’m ready to hang them up. I have the curtain panels mostly done, too, but I think I’m going to applique something on them, so they’re not technically finished. These valances will be slightly gathered, and they have orange vents with ties up top every so often.
This is the crib skirt, and it matches the design on the bumper. It’s simple as well, but I’m also very happy with how it turned out. The fitted sheets are made out of the tree/dog/swing print, so the bedding part will go together nicely, I think.
The fitted sheets are finished as well, but there’s not much to see there, so I didn’t take a picture. I have part of the quilt completed, too, but I want a solid to match a particular color in the prints, and I’m waiting for my brand new Kona color card to arrive before ordering.
I hated to spend $25 on a fabric swatch card, but I’ve already spent that much by buying fabric online that I think will match only to have to reorder because it didn’t. Colors are never accurate on a computer screen, and I’m tired of playing a guessing game. My local quilt shops don’t carry a wide range of solids, and prices are much better online anyway, so I think this color card is a good investment. Once it arrives, I’ll be finishing the baby quilt as soon as I can order my (matching!) solid fabric.