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Deuce Cities Henhouse

A Glimpse into The Baby's Room
We’re getting there, slowly but surely. The new baby’s room is almost done, just a few more items to hang on the walls and a handful of things to sort through and put away and this kid’s room will be good to go. One of the new additions to the room is the quilt hanging over the crib. My Grandma helped me assemble this “red cross” style quilt and then she did the hard work, the beautiful top-stitching. We’ve also finally (long story) added the vintage Eames chair with new rocker base and the grey pouf.

As you can see, the color of the chevron yellow and white curtains doesn’t seem to compete with the colors in the quilt like I thought it would. All the different shades of yellow work quite well with each other and I am more than happy with the results.

The Front of Quilt Hanging Over the Crib
Here’s a close-up of the quilt hanging over the side of the crib. We tried to do a gradient with the crosses putting the darkest yellow in one corner and the lightest yellow in another. In this picture you can see all the time consuming top stitching that went into this crib sized blanket.

The Backside of the Quilt
Here is the backside of the quilt. I had been saving this Optic Blossom pattern from Amy Butler for sometime, and wanted to use it on my baby girl’s quilt, so when I found out my baby girl was really a baby boy I couldn’t help myself. I had fallen in love with the fabric and decided that the colors were neutral enough to use for my little boy too. The backside is as sweet as the front, and I hang it both ways from the crib.

Vintage Eames Chair (with rocker base) & Pouf
And lastly the vintage Eames rocker with the new rocker base. I had ordered the rocker base from a manufacturer on eBay for a cool $95 bucks but the cost wasn’t worth the hassle. They sent a frame with incorrect dimensions and then another that had been banged up so badly in the mail that it had to be manhandled in order to attach it to the fiberglass base. Now that everything has been put together it works quite well. The rock of the chair is better than expected, nice and smooth, and when used with the pouf foot rest it feels like you are gliding in a glider. I think this was the right choice for this little room.

in Around the House, My House, Nursery, Sewing
3 comments… add one
  • Angela May 12, 2011

    Everything is looking so good!! I love the baby's room and the mudroom makeover. I need to get my butt in gear, I've been slacking since we got the majority of our baby's room done. There's so much left to do before July gets here. You are doing an amazing job! I love the quilt so much.

  • Melanie January 21, 2012

    Love this room and the quilt. Do you have a pattern that you used for the quilt?

    • Scoops January 21, 2012

      Hi Melanie!

      I wish I had a pattern for the quilt. I looked at a couple of red cross quilt patterns before I started. Then I graphed it out, and came up with my own little pattern. I wish I could offer more info.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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