It just dawned on me last night what I want to do with the baby’s room.
Doll quilt wall! Remember this picture I found in a book a while back of a wall of
vintage doll quilts.
I was just reminded of it by a reader who was tackling it herself and it hit me how perfect that would be for the baby’s room. I wouldn’t have to stress all out coming up with the one perfect baby quilt for her but rather could make a bunch of tiny little quilts. I won’t have to settle on a few favorite fabrics but could use many. I can work on lots of little projects instead of one big daunting one. I can give Tim and the wall painting/stenciling plans I had a rest. This way I can do all the work ahead of time and when/if we move it’ll be all finished and ready to go. And when the baby gets bigger she can use them all as quilts for her dollies. I love this idea! I’m so over the moon for it. It’s the perfect sweet country thing and also I think it could be done to look really modern. Simple and still ornate. I’m psyched!
Hopefully it’ll come together as wonderfully as I’m imagining. I’m still thinking yellow for the wall. And lots of white and light
colors in the quilts with some brights mixed in. We’ll see how far I
can get on this project. I can always ebay some vintage doll quilts to add to the mix. And if my mom says yes I already have my first quilt, this doll quilt from her childhood.
I’m sorting through my new Japanese fabrics and plotting.