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!