Just prior to Graham, our second son's arrival, we began searching for a bigger house. The availability of family-sized houses in our area were slim, but after a few months we came across our current home. One of three on a quiet street near a State Park, it had 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and was kitted out in "Spec House Classic": white, white walls and beige, beige carpet... everywhere!
We had a baby, potty-trained a big brother and taught our new little one to walk on those increasingly disgusting carpets. Finally, we bit the bullet, hired a hardwood floor installer and transformed the first floor with beautiful oak floors. The arrival of the new wood floors sent me to garnethill.com where I found this vibrant and somewhat quilty looking area rug. After a while, the proportions and the colors got to me -- and I designed a quilt with the same proportions, and the same color scheme, even taking a digital photo of the rug to the fabric store to match the colors.
I tried to make it just a little bit wonky, with uneven stripe widths, and not a few less-than parallel lines, backing it with some light weight denim I had in my stash. It's a perfect size throw for a boy who wants to take a quick nap, and a bright spot of color in an already colorful room.