Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Folk Song + Baby Makes

This is the post in which I am ridiculously spoiled.  Apologies in advance....

Folk Song for the nursery

The week before Christmas a package arrived in the mail.  Well, angels started singing and me and my big ol' belly practically floated off the ground because inside was... Folk Song!  This is a reprint collection by Anna Maria Horner, featuring 4 of her Good Folks returned in the flesh and much of Little Folks now on quilting cotton.  Aaaaaah!

Folk Song for the nursery

I begged Free Spirit Fabrics to send me some early for some special baby makes.  The collection and this baby are both due in February (ok, baby technically due March 6th, but I say February), so it was now or never, you know?  The nursery waits for no one.  Oh my lucky stars, they obliged!  Hurrah and hurray.

Folk Song for the nursery

I got right to work.  First up, another changing pad cover.  Construction same as the firsts.  See the updated tutorial at The Cozy Pumpkin.

Folk Song for the nursery

This room is supposed to be all the pretty colors, so blue is definitely a go.  Maybe chill navy blue will keep baby calm when being changed?  No?  That's crazy?  Well, this particular fabric was one of my favorite Little Folks so I'm glad to see it here.  Diamond Mine is great in the red colorway too!

Folk Song for the nursery

Stowed away in the bottom dresser drawer are all our baby bedding linens, including a couple new Folk Song sheets!

Folk Song for the nursery

A pretty pink sheet in Coloring Garden makes a nice impact.

Folk Song for the nursery

This mix of pink, jade, yellow and coral would be a great starting point for quilt colors, don't you think?  Notice that bit of dusty blue and orchid purple too.  Anna Maria has such a way with color!

Folk Song for the nursery

I made another crib sheet (tutorial here) in Little Honey flowers.  Isn't it cute popping out from the side of the crib?

Folk Song for the nursery

I really like how this print jives with the alphabet panel.

Folk Song for the nursery

And the bold red is a good addition to the room, especially against that grass green rug. 

This room is really starting to feel like vanilla with rainbow sprinkles.  I love it!  According to my Baby Makes master list, I only have one more nursery make and then it's on to baby clothes and accessories, including a floor quilt for tummy time.

I can do it!  I can do it!

p.s.  Visit Fabricworm or Fat Quarter Shop to register interest in Folk Song. They will notify you when the collection is in stock, so you can order yours.  Yippee!



17 comments:

  1. LOVE!!!
    (I think it's high time for a sweet belly shot. just sayin' ;-)

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    1. I'm trying! I have a date to get some pictures on Thursday morning, if the weather will cooperate. Crossing fingers they turn out presentably =)

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  2. I'm so excited for this collection too! Your nursery is coming together so well. :) I also really like the green rug paired with all the jammy reds and pinks. It feels very cosy and modern.

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    1. Thanks, Jenelle. And I promise to get back to quilts here soon =) I'm missing them, actually!

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  3. Hmm. Technically, I'm not a fan of modern quilting fabrics, or Anna Marie Horner, but I have to admit that all of those fabrics are beautiful, and I could see myself making something with them. My first grandchild, a boy (what else? I have 5 sons!) is due March 25, (but I'm thinking the beginning of April), so I might get some of that lovely blue fabric and make some baby sheets for the crib, using your tutorial, of course...

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  4. Love your nursery that your are putting together. Wish when I had my four children I had the creative ideas you have had putting yours together.

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  5. :) I'm enjoying reading your excitement. It makes me smile. I like the colours and prints you chose. I like that you make such a great progress on your list. You can do it.

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  6. I love the baby room with this bright and powerful colors! Wish you all the best vor 2015!
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

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  7. Those are wonderful additions! I'm already in love with Folk Song.

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  8. Love Anna Maria Horner stuff. Such vibrant colors. I just sewed up a light weight throw with my AMH voile and some AMH flannel for the back and I love it!

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  9. These prints look great as nursery accoutrements! You're a lucky lady to snag some early :)

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  10. I love how you said you and your big ol' belly nearly floated off the ground. Ah, good folks and little folks. They are such a great lines.

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  11. Lucky mama! The jewel colors look so beautiful together.

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  12. So cool they are reprinting parts of those lines!!! When you've got a good thing/sure bet, why not do it again? I came to sewing after those prints were here and gone so I'm excited to get some now. What you've done with them is lovely! You must be giddy over that beautiful nursery. If I do have one more maybe I'll finally get to do up a nursery they way you have. If not, it's been so fun watching yours come together!

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  13. Gosh and wow that all looks so lovely! You must've had some Christmas elves helping you with all that sewing, no woman could get all that done alone! Oh and, just wondering, have you and Anna Maria ever met? I don't know how much she collaborates but I think it would be a match made in heaven to have you two work together!

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  14. Holy sheets! (sorry, couldn't help myself!) They are just so wonderful! All those prints make me just as happy in big slabs as in patchwork. Sigh. I wonder if I could buy by the bolt?

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