Today’s theme is “Evie’s Room”. Right now, Evelyn sleeps in our walk-in-closet-turned-nursery, and she’ll probably be there for a while. But she’s about to start moving around and I’d really like for her big girl room to be set up so that she has her own place to play where she can safely do whatever she wants and go wherever she wants, even if she won’t be sleeping there for quite a while. When I first found out I was pregnant, I started perusing Pinterest for nursery decoration ideas and got excited about a forest theme.
I’m not very tapped into the quilting world as I only dabble in quilting, but I’ve long crushed on just about every single pattern Elizabeth Hartmann has released and I have my heart set on making her Fancy Forest quilt for Evie for her big girl room. My mom recently bought the pattern for me, so it’s sitting in my stash waiting.
At the thrift store last week, I found 7 yards of this Alexander Henry pink jungle animal fabric and immediately grabbed it thinking it would be perfect for Evie’s room. But now I’m second guessing myself. It’s a bit more pastel than I’d like (I don’t really like pastels, even for babies), though there’s enough color that it would probably pair nicely with brights. It’s also exotic African jungle animals and I want to do local forest animals. Is that a silly distinction?
I’m not quite sure what to do. What do you think? I guess I can always get the room started with this fabric and swap out something more perfect in the future, because I’m certainly not going to have the quilt done any time soon (my goal is to have it done before she moves to a bed from her crib, so I have a while yet!)