A few months back, my mom and I stopped into my Local Quilt store and found this book:
When I saw this book ... it screamed to me saying this is SO your style. I am a visual person, not usually the type to sit down and read a book. I look at the pictures, then put it away for a while. This one, however I read cover to cover ... doooling over each and every little quilt.
I have only pieced one quilt together, a queen sized quilt, that is still sitting under my bed, waiting for the day I can afford $200 just to have it machine quilted ;) This idea of me wanting to do a quilt started years ago ... I guess it is just a deep down love for sewing that I have always had! Back when I was 8 years old, my mom put me in a sewing class. I loved it, and have made little things here and there throughout the years. I have always wanted to complete a quilt, and even hand quilt it ... however after trying multiple times on my queen quilt to do it myself, I gave up!
I have been searching for a quilt for Bryson's big boy bed ... however I haven't been successful! Either they have been too cheap in quality, too expensive in price, or have some sort of illustration or alligator. (Which I am not fond of on clothing, for home decor, etc ... I know! I am weird like that). So I was looking through this book and found this quilt: My mind started thinking, maybe I could make this DARLING quilt masculine! So I found the colors I was looking for ... and here is what I came up with!
So I did it! I completed something on my bucket list! I will say, it wasn't cheap at ALL to do. In fact, I think going to get a darling quilt from The Company Store, or Pottery Barn Kids would have been a LOT cheaper ... however I am pleased with the results. We are waiting to buy Bryson's furniture until we get into our new house, so try to picture it with a darling bed, and dresser. I'll be sure to post a picture when we get into the house!