(This is not my nursery, it's a stock photo to show you the bedding set I wanted. I'll be posting about my whole nursery soon and then we'll talk about why I think this room above is awful.)
I went home and dreamed about the baby, the bedding, and his cute nursery. Finally I went back to the store and bought the valance from the set for $20. I had a brilliant idea. I then went to the fabric store and spent about $30 on fabric and went home. That night I carefully picked apart the valance. Then I measured and designed a quilt on paper. Over that week I cut and pieced together the top of a soft, cute quilt. It was perfect!
But then I stopped. I didn't have the slightest clue how to quilt. The top came together easily, but how did I do the rest? This was my first quilt ever. Then life got busy, I had my son, and caved and bought the bedding set.
Finally, last month I finished the quilt. My son is almost 3 1/2 years old! I've had the opportunity to learn more about quilting, and gained a little experience. When I pulled out the top I was a little surprised at how well things lined up for my first quilt ever. My second quilt did not go as well.
Anyhow, I had planned to use the extra pieces from the valance to make a bumper and then use co-ordinating fabric for a crib skirt. Although I quit under pressure, I think this could have worked well. I actually like the home-made quilt better. It's a little bit lighter weight and wraps around my baby better.