Friday, February 23, 2007

Bunnies for a Baby

I made this bunny quilt a while ago but never got the binding on it but it is done now so I think I am going to hang it in the room that my first grandchild will use when he/she visits. Only six more weeks until the due date! I originally did it to practice needle turn applique which I ended up liking so I know there will be more applique quilts in my future.

My friends are bewildered as to why I am decorating a nursery for a baby that won't be in the room much. When I had my son my husband was in the Air Force and we lived in base housing. Anyone who's ever lived in military housing knows that the walls were white and you were not allowed to paint them or do much in the way of decorating. So for his first year of life he lived in a white box. Then we moved to NH and bought our first house. The baby's room there had this horrible orange and yellow wallpaper that literally took us a year to take down. I think in reality it was contact paper so once we got it off there was a lot of repair work to be done. By then I was pregnant again so many things took a back seat to decorating. So I now have the time and the enthusiasm to decorate a nursery so I am! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.


  1. Ahhh - base housing. There's just nothing like those white walls and the unwaxed tile floors to say cold and clinical. Maybe that's why I enjoy painting so much - overcompensation *s* The baby room is going to be wonderful. The bunnies are darling.

  2. That bunny wallhanging is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I just LOVE it!! :D

  3. That is beautiful. I love the colors you used. So vibrant!

  4. Oh, I say go for decorating that baby's room! The quilt is adorable and will add such sweet charm to the room.

  5. I don't see anything wrong with deocrating for baby. He or she is lucky to have such a creative grandma! :)

  6. These bunnies are adorable and will the one of the ingrediants for lots of wonderful childhood memories the baby will have of being at you house.


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.