Monday, July 11, 2011

Baby Girl #2's Room - Part 3 (The Crib Bumper)

I loved my daughter's nursery at our old house - it was feminine but not over the top 'pink'.  The bedding I picked out was gorgeous but I knew for baby #2 I'd want to give her something different - something unique.  So, rather than find some expensive bedding online I looked for a way to 're-use' or upcycle!  I actually found a couple of different online tutorials for bumper slipcovers and went that route.  I purchased a plain ivory Carter's crib bumper* off of Craigslist for $15 and then when my Mom was visiting last month - we did a quilted bumper using the fabrics from Riley Blake's "Penny Lane" collection.  As I mentioned in my last post, my Mom is making the baby a quilt using these fabrics so that's the color inspiration behind the room.... many as seen in this quilt here:
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From there we used this FANTASTIC tutorial from the blog Crafterhours:  Patchwork Crib Bumper Tutorial.  We did end up adding about 3 additional quilt squares as the bumper we were slipcovering was a bit longer than hers but it turned out really fantastic.

The finished product:

We used the pink and blue lines of this collection although there's a really pretty lime green colorway as well.  For the sashing we patchworked some different lines - I think there's a Joel Dewberry chainlink dot as well as some small polka dot that we found in the calico section at Jo-Ann's.

The backing fabric was another great find at JoAnn's!  I LOVE how it looks and it's a great graphic print for the baby since it's just two colors and large shapes.  The ties are extra-wide ivory binding tape.

I can't take credit for ANY of this - my Mom did ALL of the work and for that I am EXTREMELY thankful!  :)  She's a fantastic seamstress and quilter!!!
My Mom hard at work!

*Yes, I know - a crib bumper is a bit controversial.... some people have strong feelings about them and if that's you.... I get it.  But please keep your comments to yourself!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pursewna,
    In the movie clip the feng shui specialist talks about the importance of surrounding a baby in soft, soothing colors. Since your baby will spend lots of time in the crib you should start there by getting baby bedding that will create a tranquil sleep space.
    Baby Cot Bedding