Monday, March 2, 2009

Yee Haw

Three years ago when we were getting ready to move into this house the owner was awesome enough to let us come in the week before and do some painting. I knew when we decided on this house that I wanted to let Emma pick her room decor and I was going to do a Ian's room.

Emma's nursery was done in Raggedy Ann and Andy and Emma always seemed to love it but when we asked her if she wanted her new room to be the same she said no. She wanted a Princess room. I knew that doing a Disney Princess room (which is what she wanted) would get old to her in a few years so I decided to go with a very girly room with a few Princess items. I have always been a huge fan of quilts so I asked my mom if she would make Emma's bedding. We went to JoAnn Fabrics and I picked out the fabrics I want and laid the pattern out for my mom and she sewed it for me. It only took her a month or so and it turned out great!

It took me a little bit of time to decided on what I wanted for Ian's room. I had the normal choices of sports, or cars, or even the zoo animals but I wanted something a little bit different. I finally decided on a Cowboy themed nursery for him. His room was already painted a dark cream color so I took one of the walls and painted it red because I knew I was going to find a way incorporate the red bandanna fabric in his room. After Emma's quilt was finished my mom and I went back to the store and I picked out the fabric for Ian's. I decided that I wanted small squares of the red bandanna, khaki, and denim fabrics. It was at this point that things kind of stopped. For some reason my mom just couldn't get into making Ian's quilt. Once she finally finished the quilt I had to come up with a design for the stitching in it which took me alot longer but I finally found some really cute patterns that were cowboy hats, stars, and cowboy boots.

Finally after three years of work my mom finally finished Ian's quilt. She brought it over for Ian when the family was here for my brothers birthday on Saturday. Ian loved it instantly and I must say my mom did a great job sewing it and I love my design.

So without farther ado here is Ian's new quilt.

and this is a close up of the quilt stitching.


Tiffany McCallen said...

That's so darn cute!

Emily said...

I LOVE IT! Love quilts, you are so good at invisioning things. Do you have pics of their rooms?
I would love to see them!

Lindsay said...

That turned out really cute! :)