I wanted to make a crib quilt for her. I learned that she wants a black and white nursery, but also likes the colors of Tiffany blue, pink and light pink, and royal purple.............
but the most challenging............she wants a "rock music" theme for it all.
I started drawing off what I thought rock music instruments should be but I also wanted something a little whimsical and something that said " baby"
So for this " Rock-a-bye" quilt I designed and hand embroidered a colorful "song bird" in the colors that she likes
the bird sings a string of colorful embroidered notes
that float down to a colorful embroidered bar of music
I then appliqued an electric guitar with embroidered bars and strings, as well as a cluster of flowers and leaves on the corner
I then embroidered a keyboard and appliqued the black keys
and I embroidered a set of drumsticks
I appliqued a set of drums in the blue that my niece likes with the baby's name embroidered on the center of the drum.
My niece was very close to her grandparents who have already passed away. I however had a shirt and a dress that I had asked from them years ago to make special things for the family with.
So with that fabric, I appliqued and embroidered one butterfly from her grandfather's shirt and one butterfly from her grandmother's dress.........so in that way, they would still be a part of this wonderful celebration of life.
All of this is the center of the quilt. I still need to remove all of the basting stitches...........I have now to stitch some colored blocks on and then to add a lovely black and white backing.............then I have to hand quilt it all together.
I hope to have this all finished and on it's way by the end of next week...........
think I can do it??
I sure hope I can!
I sure hope I can!
I have noticed that more and more new mothers are getting very un-traditional when it comes to decorating their nurseries..........
marking their own path and fixing their own nest the way they want.
It's refreshing and delightful to hear of the many different ideas of nurseries these days.
How about you.
Have your heard of a different kind of nursery instead of baby animals and story book characters?
I would love to hear!