You already saw the formerly-green-carseat-turned-floral-liberty-print. Now let me show you the formerly-blue-gingham-glider-turned-floral-AMH-print. (florals and I must be having a moment)
This is Anna Maria Horner's "summer totem" in tart from her Loulouthi line, and I heart it big time. Like, purchased-8-yards-of-it big time (9 if you count the yard of laminated cotton!) The scale is very large (I think I measured an 18 inch vertical repeat) and lends itself perfectly to upholstery and whole cloth quilts, like this gorgeous one from Anna of Noodlehead.
Once again, I got smart and used a tutorial to help tackle this, namely this tutorial from Ashley of Lil Blue Boo. And, much like the carseat cover tutorial, Ashley's instructions helped guide me through each step even though my glider wasn't exactly the same. With a project this big, sometimes you just need to know where to start. And it helps to see that someone else has done it and lived to tell the tale too.
Like most sewing projects though, this one just ended up being time consuming, but not necessarily difficult. Much like my pregnancies, actually.
The large quantity of this print in the room might be a bit "much" for some people (if that's you, don't look at my nursery reveal - your head will explode) but I love it. When it comes to color, I say go big or go home! Just don't go to my home (again with the head exploding issue).
Bonus: when you're done with this project, you have a pretty place to prop up your feet for a well-deserved rest.
And now for your moment of baby zen: