Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lego Bedroom


We moved into our Walnut Creek, CA house in January and I usually jump in and do the kids rooms first.Arthur's we did a Lego room and everything had to be Lego. I have pinned this beautiful Lego quilt a year+ ago and really wanted to attempt it but projects always got in the way and I ended up just buying a blue duvet cover.
Lately neither of the kids wants to sleep alone and Isabella always ends up with us in bed and then Arthur comes sometimes and drags Hubby to his room.
I have had enough and want my room back so we ordered a trundle and mattress for under Arthur's bed. I made the lego quilt for Isabella for on the trundle but Arthur insists on having it so I will have to make another.



Here is his cupboard. It was really old so I didn't mind painting them. Next thing would be to replace them. The one side has magnetic and blackboard paint.  The other side has two black board paint lego figures that he also likes to color with chalk.


This is at the entrance of his room and they both can keep themselves busy for quite some time making shapes with legos.(It is 4 base plates hammered to the wall)

Blocks were painted on the wall. If you want to know more about it you can look it up here .


These shelves are perfect to display his lego masterpieces and high enough so his sister can't reach them.


 This is our favorite Lego book " The Christmas Story" Even though it is not Christmas we still like to read it and enjoy it right through the year.It was a gift from a very special friend over Christmas last year.
There it is. I had so much fun making it and it is real easy once you know what colors you want and where you want it.


The Quilt Process:
The whole idea came from Hillary Lang over at wee wonderfuls when she blogged about
     Oscar's lego quilt . I pinned it a year ago and finally made my way back to make one. If you are looking for the Lego stamp picture you can also find it there.
My chosen fabric was  pink chalk color box mini that I purchased from Pink Chalk Fabrics ( Love this store.) It was just enough to make a quilt for the trundle. I just had to add solid for the back and bias binding.
Hillary did a very cool method of making the quilt layout with lego blocks on a base. I knew I was probably not going to have enough blocks and not the right sizes so I ended up matching crayons to the fabric and drawing out my quilt on paper ( I printed out a diagram of blocks from the computer) and coloring it the colors I picked out. See below. Each lego dot is 4 inches so each block on my graph was representing 4 by 4 inches.
I also cut out lego sizes and marked them with what colors I needed to cut.
making the stamp is very easy as long as you remember when you are done it needs to read from right to left. I made my stamp and when I started to stamp I realized it was wrong and had to make a new stamp.



This is how it SHOULD look like


Hillary used stamp ink. I opted for mixing acrylic paint and textile medium. If you do it this way do  not use a paint brush  - Use a foam roller. The reason why I painted is because I wanted each color block to have the same color dot but darker.
Here you can see the foam roller and the dark green paint for the green lego blocks.

They dry very fast and I was very happy with how they turned out.



The sewing part is the fastest.The planning definitely takes up most of the time as well as the painting but is FUN.
I hope you enjoyed all the LEGO fun.

More Lego Pillows with Free template HERE


3 comments:

  1. I orginally found this project on Pintrest by Hillary Lang & her site Wee Wonderfuls. However, I just want to say thank you very much for posting this! You helped clarify a lot of the details that I was unsure of. But I still have a question about the stamping process. Did you use different colored paint on the different colored blocks of fabric? Hillary Lang said she only used black and a dark gray ink. Thanks again!

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    1. I used acrylic paint mixed with textile medium and a foam roller to add the same color as the block but a little darker as the stamp. You can do either. I just liked the same color on each block and I have to say I've washed this a dozen times already and the paint is still holding up. I hope that answered your question and good luck.

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