I’ve been collecting storybook fabrics since before Asa was born with plans to make something special for him. This quilt is extra special because it marks the move from crib to big kid bed. Thankfully he loves his bed and is very excited about being a big kid so the transition was easy.
It is possibly the busiest quilt of all time, but he loves it! I started by fussy cutting and making economy blocks at random, then did some improv to get them all together. I actually finished it Christmas Eve but he snuggled up to it as I was binding and stole it before I finished burying threads- then had an accident in his bed before I got it photographed… I couldn’t find any wet spots but I didn’t want to put it back on before washing just in case and I didn’t want to wash it before I photographed it just in case. Sooo it’s been in the laundry room the last few weeks waiting for it’s turn in front of the camera...
The big kid bed is a custom captain’s bed made by Grampy & Grammy so he can store all his clothes in it and not take up valuable play space with a dresser in his room.
The quilt hides lots of fun surprises. I used mostly licensed storybook fabrics. He has his name, all of his favorite letters, a kid from the Eric Carle Brown Bear book that looks Iike him, dinosaurs, rockets ships, favorite foods...the list goes on forever! I tagged everyone I could over on Instagram but I know I missed quite a few. If anyone wants to volunteer to count how many different fabrics are in the quilt- I’ll ask you if you’re crazy!