My Jungle-Themed Baby Quilt

The last three months have been a bit up and down in terms of my energy levels.  I thought the second trimester mums-to-be were meant to have lots of energy again, however this little one still takes it out of me some days!  He’s getting quite wriggly and obviously having growing spurts. My friends keep commenting on how much my tummy seems to be  growing!

We’ve set up the nursery with a jungle theme, largely inspired by the Makower Baby Jungle quilt panel and fabric, which we got in the shop earlier this year.

A few weeks ago I spent an hour making a lampshade for the nursery in the Jungle Scenic fabric. Previously we had a lampshade which made the room quite dark, but this new one makes such a difference.

 

nursery lampshade

And finally, this week I found some time and energy to make up one of these panels into a quilt for our little one.

I simply added a couple of borders in co-ordinating fabric and backed it with the scenic fabric again to tie in with the lampshade. Instead of a traditional binding, I did the inside-out method (at least this is my name for it!). I put the front and back pieces right sides together with wadding underneath, sewed almost all the way around and turned inside out. I then quilted it and stitched up the gap for turning.

jungle theme baby quilt

I’m so pleased with it!