When I was first pregnant with my first daughter, almost 2 years ago, I thought she was going to be the color yellow. But as it goes, all I had were pink clothes and she is a girl. So I changed my thinking and picked a Pink and Green room for her nursery.
I got busy sewing at the end of my pregnancy and made a fun pink and green baby quilt for her. I had taken a quilting class at the local quilt shop and learned to patch a few squares together and in different ways. I highly recommend a quilting class if you are interested in sewing or quilting more. I learned a lot. Then I had her quilt machine-quilted by the quilt shop for fairly cheap and I love it. (I had also made one for my boy, but sadly the red fabric bled into the cream fabric after I washed it and so 10 of the patches are now pink!)
I wanted a pillow for her room to display on a shelf. I came up with butterflies for decor in her room, so I hand embroidered this cute little butterfly. Then I sewed on fabric patches to make it a pillow and stuffed it. I love that it says her name and date of birth.
For her crib bedding, I just bought plain white crib bedding from BabiesRus. I bought a plain white bumper and a plain white crib skirt. I sewed rick-rack down the seams of the bumper and sewed a quilt binding at the top of the bumper and at the bottom of the crib skirt. At the time, they made a gingham binding.
I decided to make some large pillow covers for her room to give a little more to it. I sewed large patches together for the tops of the pillows in pink and green. I sewed on the back of the pillow so that it overlaps and I can take the pillow cover off in time.
Have fun with your baby nursery’s. Now I am off to finish my little boy’s room, clean it up a bit and pick a theme for decor.