Rag Quilt and Bedding
The new girls' room is beginning to come together at our house, but it's been quite an adventure (read: lots of work for mom). We decided on the Minnen beds from Ikea, because they are expandable to three different sizes. In our small house, space is at a premium. I love the fact that we can fit two beds in the girls' room and they still have some space to play. Later these beds can extend to a full twin size too, which means that we'll hopefully be able to use these beds for a long time. I toyed with spray painting them a color, but decided in the end that I loved how the white metal looked against the girls' light purple walls.
The one main disadvantage to having expandable beds is that it makes finding bedding difficult. I decided to make bedding to fit the middle size of the bed. I cut down an ikea duvet insert and covered it with a home-made duvet re purposed from a sheet from target. (One full bed sheet set was enough for the tops of both duvets, in case you were wondering)--I used a full purple sheet set I already had for the bottom of the duvet cover). Here's the duvet cover, folded over so you can see both sides:
I felt like the kids needed a bit more warmth though, so I decided to make them each a rag quilt as well. Lu's been begging me for a quilt too. A rag quilt seemed like an "easy" way to meet both of our needs. I was inspired by this rag quilt that I found via pinterest. I added a border to mine though, so that it would be a bit larger. I also used fleece for the "stuffing."
Ellie's old room was highlighted on Apartment Therapy this week. So exciting, huh?
Have a great week everyone, and I hope to have some "embroidery" to show you soon. And templates too, which I promise will look a whole lot better than my embroidery!
Labels: Sewing Projects