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Thread: Ideas for a baby blanket with a forest theme

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    Super Member willferg's Avatar
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    Ideas for a baby blanket with a forest theme

    My sister told me my niece is going for a "forest" theme for her nursery...green, blue, brown. I'm a little stumped on a blanket. I've considered something with lots of little trees or a big Tree of Life block, but that doesn't strike me as soft and babyish. I had also thought to use a cute piece of fabric I had of a forest animals scene, but apparently I used in up in an I Spy swap

    Any suggestions? Thanks!
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    I like bunny rabbits. maybe some focus fabric of bunnies or appliques of bunnies around the border of what ever blocks you decide on.
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    Owls. Owls are popular and some live in forests. There are some cute owl baby quilt patterns available.

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    Instead of thinking "baby," think "young child." Before you know it, the baby will be two, then three . . . and "too grown up" for anything too babyish. He/she will LOVE something a bit brighter, then.
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    Keepsake has a quilt kit, popcorn bear. The backing fabric looks fun. try this link

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/2562.htm

    ebay has fabric in this line

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/QT-Popcorn-t...item5aefcbb9f7
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    I made this http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ar-t25770.html

    The pattern is a Pam Bono design

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    Why not think bambi . Does it give you any ideas.
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    There are some beautiful batiks out there that look like leaves and trees. I had a client who also wanted something "naturey" and "foresty" and this is what I came up with.
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    Something like an I-Spy quilt with baby animals seems feasible for a forest nursery. It will grow with the baby into childhood before it's time to make another one.

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    Check out children's fabrics on Fabric.com. They have an adorable forest animal print - not sure who makes it though - that comes is several colorways, one is blues, tans, browns. Really, Really cute.
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    My son's grandmother made him a quilt of forest animals under and around a patchwork quilt.

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    Hmmm, lots to think about, thanks!
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