Saturday, June 11, 2011

From Bumpers to Blanket

When we got the boys' bunk bed a couple of weeks ago, I was really excited about everything in their room, except for the fact that I had to pack away Jack's crib bedding that I had so lovingly sewed for him.  I got a little teary as I washed it and packed it up, not knowing if or when I would ever get to use it again.  After I packed it up, I started thinking about taking apart the crib skirt and the bumper pads to create a big quilt for his new bed.  The more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea.  I took the bedding out a few days ago and got out my seam ripper and got to work.  I was working on it during nap time.  While I was picking out each little stitch, I heard a door open and little feet coming down the hallway.  Jack had woken up.  When he saw me with his bedding, he ran over, hugged the bumper pads, rubbed his face all over it while saying, "oh night-night."  Today when I finished the quilt top and brought it in to the living room to show my boys, he ran over again, grabbed it out of my hands and said, "oh blanket."  I think he still has strong feelings about his bedding just like his momma.  I'm so glad I decided to do this.  My goal is to have it finished by his birthday party next Saturday.  I think it's going to be tough, but I'm up for the challenge.  


  1. What a great idea! Now he will still be able to get a lot of use out of it and you can still enjoy looking at it. Perfect!

  2. I looove it! I'm so sticking this idea in the front of my head for later!