We celebrated the upcoming birth of a little nephew this weekend with a baby shower. I am joyfully anticipating the opportunity to snuggle with this new baby in the future, and chose to make a warm quilt for him.
It is “large-ish” quilt; bigger than “crib-size”- perfect for a “big boy” toddler bed someday. But in the meantime, it is just right for tossing on the floor along with some toys for baby’s “tummy time” or using as a wall tapestry for nursery decor.
I based my quilt design on Tone Finnanger’s ‘My House’ Tapestry in her book Sew Pretty Homestyle. I converted her precious “girly” quilt into a woodsman boy-theme. Instead of pale pinks, the quilt features a bright green (chosen by the mama), along with brown and orange fabrics.
Topiaries began tree saplings, sweet cottages became little leafy “mushroom” cabins, and “cutesy” sayings became “manly” pursuits.
The embroidery includes his name and the meaning of his name. The embroidered sayings are: “plant,” “harvest,” “camp,” “hike,” “hunt,” and “gather.”