I’m feeling it…the urge to get stuff done and ready for baby. We decided to have our boys share a room, and even though I still have a few more things to do (like paint Ben’s bed white…and make valances) I’m feeling like its ready for baby.
The quilt hanging over the baby’s crib (can you guess his name?) is this one. The quilt on Ben’s bed I made way back here, and its finally out of its storage box and happily on a bed. The big letters came from Joann’s and were spray painted with more Kilz red spray paint from Walmart.  
(don’t worry…we took the garland down above the crib once it was in use!)

77 Responses to Nesting

  1. leigh February 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    It is so nice looking! I have 4 boys and I've stopped decorating their rooms because they just destroy everything. This motivates me to try again!

  2. Jessica February 20, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    Love it! We're expecting our first boy at the beginning of March. No sharing of space, but it's fun to prepare for him!

  3. rachel griffith February 20, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    please come do baby griffith's new room just like this.

  4. Jaime Benavides February 20, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Very nice! As for the new baby's name, let me take a guess…Riley?

  5. Katy February 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    absolutely beautiful. You've done an amazing job!

  6. Anna Joy February 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    i love it! especially the circle garland above their beds…so creative! I guess…Ryan!

  7. Jen February 20, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    I gasped at that first picture! So, so perfect! I love all of it.

  8. amberlee February 20, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    Wonderful! Fun and understated, I love it. We put up a similar looking garland (but made of felt) for our daughter's birthday and I was tempted to leave it up because it was just so happy and cheery (especially during winter).

  9. Mountain Home Quilts February 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Looks great!
    One of my favorite names is Ryland so that's what I'm going with! :)

  10. Monica February 20, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    Very cute boys room. As for the baby's name, I'm going with Ryder.

  11. Cassie@You Go Girl February 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    I've never had to decorate for a boy. I have FIVE girls. But if I did have a boy, I would want his room to look like this. You go girl!

    Take care,

  12. Leslie February 21, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    this room looks so cute…i really love the color of the walls and those letters

  13. paulette February 21, 2010 at 12:09 am #

    Both room look so cute!! And the quilts are lovely!! Can't wait to hear what the R is for??? Good luck!!

  14. Meg February 21, 2010 at 12:31 am #

    Love the room!

    I am going with Ryan.

  15. essie February 21, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    the room looks great!
    my guess is ryan. it goes well with ben :)

  16. Ariane February 21, 2010 at 2:18 am #

    I love how you decorated the room. It looks wonderful. The quilts are amazing and the circle garland really adds a special touch to the bedroom. I love it!!

  17. Me? A Mom? February 21, 2010 at 2:33 am #

    I love that the quilts match without being matchy-matchy. Very cute room!

  18. Camille February 21, 2010 at 2:45 am #

    Aaaah! Great minds think alike. I just got back from the store picking out grey paint for my boys room. Seeing yours, I am even more excited!

    Fabulous! Love the room. Way to nest!

  19. sandra February 21, 2010 at 2:50 am #

    LOVE it! if you don't mind me asking, what colours did you use on the walls?

    the quilts are GREAT!

  20. sewmuchfun4 February 21, 2010 at 3:07 am #

    Love the quilts you made and the way they pop with those gray walls! Our master bedroom is the darker shade of gray – it is very relaxing and restful.
    :) Ann

  21. dogloverlaura February 21, 2010 at 3:13 am #

    Just too beautiful! I am going with Rider????

  22. Sharon February 21, 2010 at 3:18 am #

    super room! lucky boys and i love the quilts…especially the circle one…heading to tutorial now…thanks for a great post…

  23. A. February 21, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    Gasp! Be still my heart! I love the paint… love the garlands… love the splash of the colors… love it all.

  24. Katie B. February 21, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    What a cute room! your little boys will be very happy in here.

  25. bookjunky February 21, 2010 at 5:15 am #

    I love the look. So colorful and fun.

    Can I just say, I don't know if I would feel good about hanging fishing line over the boys' beds. They are known to jump and tape is known to give out. Seems very dangerous.

  26. Poppyprint February 21, 2010 at 5:22 am #

    What a lovely, fun room! I'll go out on a limb and guess Reece. I love that name.

  27. Elizabeth February 21, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    I really love it! Totally the look I'm planning on going for in my little boy's room when we move this summer. I even posted on my blog a few days ago about using one of your quilts for inspiration while I plan out a quilt for my son.

    We're going to most likely be renting, which means lots of white walls, so I was trying to come up with ways to make his room colorful, and I think I'm totally going to steal your dot garland idea!!

    Thanks for the ideas, I really love your blog! I've never actually finished a quilt before, so wish me luck on my upcoming projects!

  28. Sarah February 21, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    My sons name is Ray and while you don't hear it much anymore I'll still guess that. The rooms look great. Love the fishing line/scrapbook paper idea. I can see making little shapes too for example Ray is obsessed with elephants right now… hmm…

  29. Sarah February 21, 2010 at 5:51 am #

    Robert? Ryan? Roland? Reginald? Raymond???

  30. a little bit biased February 21, 2010 at 5:53 am #

    Ooh, I LOVE that room. Everything about is so fun and modern, perfect for a boys room. You lucked out on the paint colors, they're so cool and the bright colors look really great against it. The garlands are such a whimsical touch too. Great job!

  31. Shirleyanne February 21, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    A lovely room for a new baby.
    Your quilts are beautiful. Especially like the circle shapes.
    You're very good with your creative ideas. Brilliant.

  32. mariarrosa February 21, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    I love the room! Your quilts look so wonderful in it.

  33. Jona February 21, 2010 at 9:09 am #

    This is beautiful! Will you come over and do my room the exact same way? Please? :)
    As for the baby, I would say Richard (second name of my second brother, Ben is the first name of my first brother)

  34. A February 21, 2010 at 10:10 am #

    I love this look. I especially like the 2 quilts which I am book marking down – so many of the quilts I see are for girls and I'm not very good at thinking up colour ideas yet so these are great. As for the name my guess is Rick

  35. Atina AlGa February 21, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    I am novice in sewing and your blog, your projects and your pics are absolutely awesome!

  36. Lucy Locket-Pocket February 21, 2010 at 10:42 am #

    The room looks gorgeous – what lucky boys! And I totally love the quilts! I've saved the circle quilt tutorial – I'm really drawn to orange and yellow in quilts at the moment – such happy colours! ;o)

    Lucy x

  37. Solidia February 21, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    Everything looks great! I'm going to have to check out your tutorials. :)

  38. Chris February 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    I LOVE those quilts! The rooms look great. I have a son named Ryan and a son whose middle name is Robert. So I'm going with those two guesses :-)

  39. Spendlove February 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    You did a great job! I love the colors of both quilts, and am so grateful that you share great tutorials.

  40. ohiostar5 February 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm #

    The boys room is "PERFECT". Love both quilts, and the garland adds just the right touch of color. BettyLou

  41. Jaime February 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    this is perfection. I have been searching for a quilt design for my son;s room and I have found it. thanks you so much for the tutorial! I can;t wait to make when we pull my son;s room together in a few months. Absolutely amazing!

  42. Sherry February 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Hmmm, Rowan?
    Beautiful room – I love the quilts.

  43. Jennifer February 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    The room is beautiful! That blue is perfect, and the quilts are the perfect touch. What lucky little boys.

  44. scrapworking February 21, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    Adorable! I'm going with my son's friend name – Rawlyn (I misspelled it once as Rawlin on his dog tags -oops!) but think it's a great name. My first thought was Riley though. Great job and I have always loved those quilts!

  45. r0ssie February 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    Lovely quilts!
    My brother's name is Ben and I'm Rossie, so I'm going to guess "Ross."

  46. Petit Debutant February 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm #

    it looks lovely

  47. Smith Family February 22, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    Beautiful room.

  48. Lise February 22, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    I love the room! The quilts totally make it, but all the details are great: the dots, the bright red letters! Beautiful!

  49. Amy February 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm #

    Adorable room..I'm guessing Reese.

  50. Barbara Myltschenko February 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    You realized that you're making all us other preggo mommies feel really inadequate! We've got 6 weeks to go and no crib yet, let alone something as well put together as this . . . . sigh.

  51. Ariel February 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm #

    Totally awesome!!! YAY! I'm going to take a guess at "Roman" or "Rorrick"? :) OR…."Russell"??? Whatever his name will be, he's going to have one super cute room with his big brother :)

  52. Josh, Melissa and Brynn February 22, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    SOOO cute! I love the garlands and the circle quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

  53. V and Co. February 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm #
    love it all.

  54. Elisabeth February 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    The boys room is adorable and you know what- I'd leave the bed the wood color. I think it looks really nice how it is and is a good contrast to the other white in the room. The little red rocker is adorable!

  55. BUMBLE BEANS February 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    Fabulously cute!!!

  56. Cheryl Arkison February 22, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Our girls share a room and it really works out well for us.
    Looks like you are getting settled in the new home. Good to see for you.

  57. Purple Quilter Queen February 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm #


    Am I getting close? Can't wait to see the little guy! The room looks so cute. The quilts are both adorable. Best of luck. Be sure to post pics of the little fella! Jenn

  58. Jo February 22, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    That room looks AMAZING! Makes me want to get pregnant again even more than usual, just so I can have two of my children in one such lovely room (not that I'll ever get round to making it as fab as you have, but a girl can dream!)

  59. Tracy T. February 22, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    The room looks simply gorgeous! I love both quilts and especially love how the 'coordinate' Hurray for the nesting urge – hope you're feeling healthy and excited for your new boy!

  60. Jantine February 23, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Wow, I really love those colors! And how lucky the walls were a color you loved!

  61. Katy February 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    I'm dying over the baby/big boy room. Love the colors of your quilt and the hanging circles. Makes we want to get my circle punch out!

  62. n*stitches February 23, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    I am in love with that circle quilt!! Thank you so much for posting a tutorial!

  63. n*stitches February 23, 2010 at 5:51 pm #

    I am in love with that circle quilt!! Thank you so much for posting a tutorial!

  64. Simply Sandy February 23, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Love this kids' room. Those circles are so awesome. And your quilts are fabulous!

  65. Kerri February 24, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    your boys room is fantastic!! love the line of circles hanging!

  66. Liz Harvatine February 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    Really beautiful! I just painted my bedroom gray to get the same effect of bright colors against the cool walls.

  67. Amy February 25, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    Simply gorgeous. I am in love!

  68. dara February 26, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I love the room. I also have a Ben. i think the R might be Ryan? I have a friend who has a son named Rylan. I like it, unique but not crazy. I love your blog and have started my own. It is very new and I have a whole new respect for bloggers- it is not that easy. Thanks for your inspiration and tutorials.

  69. Tasha February 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    Oh my word fabulous. Really. Truly. I am in love. I already LOVE these quilts. Love them. I apsolutly adore the little circles hanging thing. Love it. And those huge letters. Really, do you even know how fabulous you are? you are. I am in love with it all.

  70. Siobhan. Vanessa February 27, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    B is for Beautiful, R is for Ridiculously-cute! What lucky boys. You are the reason I am going to start a quilt this year. I'll let you know how it goes :)
    Hope you don't mind but we have shared with our readers – something about garlands that screams happy and reminded us of the fun of an old-fashioned pyjama party. Wishing your boys sweet dreams, peaceful sleep – and the occasional pillow fight!

  71. Laura March 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    I LOVE the dot garlands! How creative!!!

  72. Abbey March 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    ADORABLE!! Re-doing our boy's room this year, and love these ideas!!
    Can I ask if you have a tute on that darling little guy on Ben's bed?! Both mine would LOVE one of those little friends!
    Great job!

  73. Amnah March 2, 2010 at 5:39 pm #


  74. Farmgirl Susan March 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    What a great room! Your quilts are simply gorgeous. I LOVE the colors. You make me want to start one myself – and I don't even know how to sew! :)

  75. Lizinka March 27, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    HI there – this room is utterly gorgeous. Where did you get those amazing letters? I hope you don't mind, I blogged about it on I hope your guys enjoy the room :)

  76. PrettySnug April 1, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    What a beautiful room!

  77. We're the Kruses July 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    I'm in love with the garland (and the quilts). We're expecting twins in October, and it's the perfect pop of color for over the baby's cribs. What did you use to attach them to the wall?

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