Nursery Update: Custom Baby Boy Quilt Bedding from Etsy

I must have seen a nursery at some time that had a great vintage quilt in it, because one of the very first things I thought of when I began to design a nursery for my baby boy was... well, a vintage inspired quilt! In fact, it was actually one of the first things I decided I wanted for the little guy altogether. How sweet would it be for David and I to give the pea pod a quilt that he could use his entire life? I mean,  every kid needs a special blanket, right?


I searched Etsy for awhile, looking through what was available in stock, but I just couldn't find the blanket that perfectly fit what I was thinking. Then I found Kelly Hillis. This talented lady definitely had some mad skillz for quilting and I absolutely fell in love with her vintage-chic designs. So we chatted back and forth on Etsy and, sure enough, she was willing to whip up a custom quilt for us!

After we discussed the look I was going for (eclectic, boyish, vintage chic, fun and whimsical, something he could grow into, etc.), Kelly emailed me photos of the fabric swatches she was thinking about using. It felt like Christmas morning- she sent over sooo many beautiful fabric samples! It might have taken me a week, but David and I finally narrowed it down to our favorites. She also used a couple of fabrics that we planned on using in the room already, just to tie it all together. Love it.




All of this happened about four or five months ago. Meanwhile, Kelly has been busy stitching up our little man's quilt! But guess what arrived at my front door last week?


Don't worry, I cried when I opened it. It's. So. Perfect. 


I can only imagine the hours of tummy time we'll have on this quilt. Or once he's a toddler, how he'll drag it around as a safety blanket. Or maybe even one day it will still sit at the edge of his teenage bed. Okay... now I'm crying again. I cannot wait for our pea pod to get here! Six more weeks.... 

Oh and not to mention I think it fits in perfectly with our nursery. Especially as we add more fabrics into the space... it's all coming together!

So thank you to Kelly for her amazing talent. You were a dream to work with!


What special items have you given your sweet little kiddos to treasure forever?!

Pssst! You can also find me elsewhere in the ol' blog-o-sphere today! I popped by the absolutely adorable blog, Cleverly Inspired, where I guest posted for Tracie about one of my favorite DIY projects. I also posted my first post over on Land of Nod's blog, Honest to Nod. There are so many inspirational kiddo posts over there, you have to go check it out!
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25 comments:

  1. LOVE it! so cute!!! love the colors and vintage style!

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  2. It is adorable!! I love that she used fabrics you are already using in the room and let you pick the rest, very custom! I am sure your little man will love it forever knowing his Mom and Dad spent so much time designing the perfect little quilt for him!!

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  3. How Sweet! I'll have to keep Kelly in mind for #2 :) This will look great with the custom art you made as well!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! The colors are perfect!

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  5. WOW that's gorgeous!!! We just combined our boys rooms and I'm dying for a quilt for each of their beds! SO inspired by the vintage-y fabrics!!! WOW again...

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  6. LOVE the quilt. What a great idea! You're so right about him treasuring it his whole life. My husband's grandmother made him a quilt as a little boy and we still have it today in our home!

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  7. SO beautiful. My mom made a quilt for my daughter when she was born and it's still my favorite thing in the room 3 years later.

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  8. How beautiful and special! I love all the care that went into finding the right quilter and making the decisions on the fabric. Hopefully your baby boy will love all over this for years to come and pass it down to his babe someday!

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  9. Beautiful! I still have a quilt that was made for me ions ago!!

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  10. That is some beautiful quilt. I'm sure it will hold many special memories by the time it's old and worn.

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  11. I love this! It turned out so cute...such a great idea!

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  12. Such a beautiful, and special, quilt! I'm not usually a big quilt fan, but I love this! The fabric choices are perfect =)

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  13. What a beautiful quilt! By the way, how's your sewing machine working out? Have you been able to make anything else for the little guy? :)

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  14. Love, love, love the quilt! Your little man is going to have quite the nursery!

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  15. Freaking adore this! The colors are perfect :) It's coming together!!!

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  16. That is seriously gorgeous. Such time and skill involved. Congrats on Land of Nod. Will you be over there often? So awesome.

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  17. So cute!!! I just died! This is darling. She did a beautiful job.

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  18. awe, it's beautiful! And it goes brilliantly with that great yellow rug.

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  19. Beautiful quilt! I love the tiny zoo print! Have you seen QuavaMitts? They come in same tiny zoo print, chocolate or blue http://www.dandelionbaby.com/guavamitts-assorted-print-baby-mittens/ (disclaimer: my store, honest on the quilt love!)

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  20. This is so perfect for a little boy, so special as well. Something he can pass down to his children one day!

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  21. Wow. I mean,WOW. This quilt is gorgeous. The pattern is perfection an I'm kind of dying over the mix of fabrics. What a treasure. I'm sort of obsessed with quilts so I think you'll love having this for your little guy. Henry has something like 4 quilts and we use them all the time. And now I kind of want a quilt like yours for myself.

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  22. The quilt is absolutely beautiful! Now I am jealous that I just got a poopy Pottery Barn quilt for Cooper's nursery.

    Haha!

    P.S. The fabrics are all amazing!

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