Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Charlotte's big girl quilt (or, the start of it)
Since Ava kind of has dibs on her nursery, soon the girls will be sharing Sadie's room. (eek!! Ok deep breaths....she'll do fine with the transition to a big girl bed....she will still nap.....please oh please still nap, Charlotte...) So of course this means one thing....a new quilt! (and a new bed, more on that below)
To keep with the vintage vibe of Sadie's quilt (here, I'll refresh your memory!)...
....I pulled out all my scraps that could pass for vintage-like....and ordered some more reproduction feedsack fabric that should get here soon to add in as well. I found this lovely tutorial and block pattern and fell in love! I first tried it with one square to see if it would drive me batty. Nope!
By the fourth one I was getting pretty quick putting them together. Now to do 31 more blocks. Er...... I'm hoping it can be one of those projects I can sneak a block or two in when I have a few minutes. If I tried to sew them all in one big bunch I'm pretty sure I would not be a happy or cheerful person.
So up til now Sadie's been sleeping on a trundle bed that we got from our neighbors for a steal....but the trundle doesn't slide very easily on carpet, so we found this awesome low loft bunk bed for the girls to share! Sadie loves the ladder and Charlotte loves her "downdairs" bed. ("downstairs" for any of you non Charlotteese speakers) We love that it's only a few inches taller than her trundle, and the fact that it makes the room feel so much lighter and open!
We'll be getting C a new mattress soon, so please don't judge our sad little mattress underneath there...lol! We're not moving her in til probably after Christmas anyways.