Just about ready.

For a new grand baby that is! And I for one, can not wait!!

For those not following along I’ve previously rambled about the fabric selection, bumpers duvet cover… here, here and here.

The new baby girl’s nursery is now installed and for the most part complete. After sorting through hundreds of paint samples the baby’s mother settled on the most delicate orchid color. The perfect, really soft shade that gives the room a light and airy feel. Along with the new, plush gray carpet this room is the most serene, peaceful place I’ve been in in a very long time. This is just the effect the new mama was looking for. So calming and peaceful. Hope the little one feels it, too!

gray and lavender nursery

With still about 9 weeks to go there is plenty of time for the momma to create the wall art she has in mind. There is a still a set of trundle drawers, the length of the bed, to be put under the bed. Also, a glider and possible a bookcase to come for the fourth wall you don’t see. It is not a large room but a cozy one, just perfect for what is needed!

baby girl nursery gray purple

The mobile was created by my sister, Aunt Kim, who drove for two days to get here and surprise everyone at the baby shower! It worked! The mobile fits in perfectly with the room. She had no idea that circles would be a theme but then I do believe we operate on the same wave length!

orchid and gray nursery I love how we found the perfect curtains whose circle design mimic the circles on the crib bumpers. And check out the curtain rod; I looks like a magic wand perfectly suited for the future princess!

And this is the daughter that is fascinated with circles. Can you tell? Hmmm I wonder where she gets that from??

I knew I wanted to create a quilt with a circular theme. I settled on an impro quilt using Kona cottons with inset curves, focusing on grays and purples with other colors thrown in for the pop factor.

As I was playing with layouts of the 10 1/2″ squares, one of the blocks started to take on the look of a heart so I just went for it. Pretty sweet, huh?

Kanga Roos quilt

Kanga Roos quilt
An original improv quilt
by Sewfrench
Kona solids
42″ square
machine pieced
machine quilted
1/8″ – 1/2″ spaced organic lines

P.S. Perhaps I should explain why the name, Kanga Roos, for the quilt?
Daughter’s last name is Roos and with her dry sense of humor and, I suppose, being tired of people asking if you had picked a name, (even before they knew the sex of the little one), she started telling people they were naming the baby Kanga. Kanga Roos. 🙂

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28 Responses to Just about ready.

  1. Marla says:

    beautiful improv piecing and quilting. Congrats on the finish and on the upcoming baby


  2. Karen says:

    Your quilt is Fabulous!!!! The way you coordinated those solids with the background….. Love! Enjoy the getting ready time and of course the arrival of baby. Sweet!! That orchid color is very much like the color of my girls’ room. A very serene room indeed.


  3. What a great accent for a lovely nursery. Congratulations, soon-to-be-grandma!


  4. mtetar says:

    Lovely, and of course coming from a creative family. Mom to be all the best and may God Bless you. Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Mtetar


  5. citricsugar says:

    The little one will be well-rounded!! Hahaha! Sorry – couldn’t resist. 🙂

    Lori, that quilt is stunning. I love the textures of the improv curves, the colours which are completely appropriate for a baby and not at all babyish, the dense, rich quilting…. There isn’t anything about it I don’t love. Love love love.

    It’s a gorgeous nursery, too! Wow. And so clever to include the little bed… Momma can get to sleep almost the second the baby goes down.


    • sewfrench says:

      ROFLOL! Good one, Carly!
      And the twin bed had always been in this room, it was an office/2nd guest room. They originally planned on removing it, but since have been convinced it would be a great idea. Especially if the baby is fussy or hard to get to sleep. I remember how difficult it was to get enough sleep those first weeks! Besides I suspect Grandma might want to be “right” there!

      And thank you so much for the compliment! It really means a lot coming from you!


  6. audrey says:

    Beautiful improv. cirlces quilt! Love the way it shines in that fabulous nursery.:)


  7. Janine says:

    Gorgeous! I love your circle theme 🙂


  8. Joanne says:

    The quilt is stunning!! What a beautiful room to bring a baby home to!


  9. Claudia says:

    Beautiful quilt! I love the colors and shapes, it’s really unique. I’d love a tutorial on how to make the circle shapes.


  10. mlwilkie says:

    Love it. I love the greys and the purples in the quilt. I love the “wonky” circles 🙂


  11. Sara says:

    Kanga Roos hehehe Baby’s room is drop dead gorgeous and the quilt phenomenal!


  12. I LOVE your Kanga Roos quilt. Beautiful colours, great design, gorgeous quilting. Lucky Kanga!


  13. Shauna says:

    You can’t go wrong with circles! Adorable room and the wall hanging is beautiful!


  14. Carol says:

    The nursery is adorable!


  15. Elizabeth says:

    Look at how beautiful you two are! And wow! What a lovely, lovely nursery! I love how it all came together. You did such a beautiful job with everything. I especially loved the diaper stacker! What a nice touch. The crib is beautiful and so is the sweet Kanag Roos quilt. Love it! So amazing! Congrats on a most spectacular finish and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E


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  18. Sue Staum says:

    I am enthralled with the improv circles in your quilt. I know you said above that they are not that difficult but I have no clue how you made them! Would love a tutorial!


  19. Sue Staum says:

    Great! And congratulations on your new granddaughter! She is darling! My first granddaughter was born in September!


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  21. Sandy says:

    I just found this quilt on your blog. It’s amazing!!!! I’ve been wanting to make something like this, now, I might just give it a try.


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