Friday, March 13, 2009

quilt conundrum

I figured since we are going to empty out the office and paint and decorate it as the baby's room, the least we could do is decorate the boys' room too. Right now the walls are all creamish-yellowish with beige carpet and a random assortment of blankets and window dressings. Since the dino quilt we have for Sam's bed is no longer being made, I thought now would be a good time to get the boys matching or at least complimentary quilts. My mom gave them these awesome Star Wars sheets (thanks Mom and Dwane!)for Christmas so I thought we could build the room around that. My great concept was light blue walls, paint the pale colored bookshelves (relocated from the office) red, and get some sort of quilt that would be a blue/red plaid in various shades with some sort of interesting patterned rug to compliment the whole thing. That way we could put up Star Wars decorations that the boys will enjoy for now but them we won't have to buy new comforters again if they want to redecorate for sports or something else.


So here is the problem. I can not find any quilts to fit the bill. There is of course the ultra cool Millenium Falcon quilt at PB Kids
- but who can really afford to pay $170 per quilt anyway??? As for finding a straightforward plaid quilt, forget about it! All kids quilts have airplanes or surfing or fish or trains quilted on the plaid quilts. Cute, but not what I am going for. So if any of you out there happen to have a brilliant suggestion - or happen to see the desired quilt. Please let me know! ...And just in case your bright idea includes me making quilts for both of the boys' beds, please remember I am almost 20 weeks pregnant!

4 comments:

WhiteEyebrows said...

dont' forget to get a model millennium falcon and hang it from the ceiling. that will make the whole theme SING!

Stevens1007 said...

Ok, off quilt topic, but I heard about the retaking boards thing for John. How dumb is that? Is it national? If not, what better excuse to come live back out west?
It would be a party...

Aaron Stevens (who is never retaking boards in this lifetime, but is playing Xbox every chance he gets)

Jewels said...

OK, Erin, I confess I haven't visited your blog in months--but what perfect timing for your nerdiest Star Wars friend to visit today? Of course my boys have those sheets (as well as my set--darker blue, but same print--from 1978) and we have a comforter from Target--light blue on one side, dark blue on the other--that works perfectly with the sheets. I think it was $29.95! HTH! Can't wait to see the room finished! :)

Jewels said...

Oh, yeah, and the other cool thing about the dark blue/light blue combo is that it goes with the SW sheets AND the Cars sheets AND the Bob the Builder sheets all equally well. :)