'F' for Fabric Nursery

Fabric for Our Boy’s Nursery

I would still like to use orange in the new nursery, but I love orange paired with chartreuse/green, and I had wanted to use those colors together all along. I was just waiting to find the right fabrics to really finalize the design, and I think I’ve finally found them. Hooray!

The tree print (Modern Meadow Grass Majestic Oak JD38) will be for curtains, and the herringbone (Modern Meadow Grass Grass Herringbone JD36) is for a crib skirt. Both fabrics are from Joel Dewberry’s latest line for Freespirit.

If you google the full fabric names you should be able to find it in stock somewhere. I ordered mine here.

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  • Mandy Ford
    October 25, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Love these! I’ve had them in my favorites list for awhile now – great choices! It is going to be an adorable nursery for sure. :)

  • Liz
    October 25, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I actually just got both of these fabrics myself a couple weeks ago. They are super cute! They will look awesome in the nursery.

    • Making it Lovely
      October 25, 2010 at 8:47 am

      Oh, good! I just ordered them, so I haven’t seen them in person yet.

  • Linley
    October 25, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Love the choices!

  • Catherine
    October 25, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Great choices! I especially love the herringbone!

  • Erin Plemon
    October 25, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Perfect! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do to the nursery! You’re family is just the cutest!

  • Andnowlights (KMSull)
    October 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

    That fabric is ADORABLE! I love picking out coordinating fabrics.

  • Shannon
    October 25, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I love that shade of green — the herringbone is great! (reminds me a LOT of a discontinued Laurie Smith fabric that I’ve always coveted: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/fabric-textiles/laurie-smith-fabric-at-hancock-002438)

  • casey
    October 25, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I was just gonna say that… I love that Laurie Smith fabric. Wish it was still around!! At least I have a bag made out of it. Can’t wait to see the nursery… I LOVE orange for a baby, and I know it is gonna look great!

  • katie
    October 25, 2010 at 10:24 am

    These are great! Thanks for the links! I’m just putting together our mud room and this is the EXACT colorway I was planning!

    • Making it Lovely
      October 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm

      There are plenty of other fabrics in the same colors from that collection too.

  • Heather
    October 25, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Cute! I like this with the orange accents…it looks like it will be a really fun nursery!

  • Andrea
    October 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I have been a blog reader for a while but never posted. I am due with a boy in December and we have a 5 year old daughter. They will be sharing a bedroom and I have designed the room using Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow Cool Stream fabrics. They are beautiful! Can’t want to see his nursery!

  • maggie @ black and white {side by side}
    October 25, 2010 at 10:41 am

    love this! when i have babies i am definitely using fun fabrics like these, instead of the usual nursery pastels. cute!

  • Danielle
    October 25, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Very playful and classic fabrics! It’s not the usual stuff people would go for and I think that is great! Orange will will amazing with it…as well as white!

  • wanderluster
    October 25, 2010 at 10:52 am

    That chartreuse will look great with orange! I love Joel Dewberry fabrics (and Michael Miller fabrics and Amy Butler fabrics…). There is so much to choose from. And anything with a tree motif just looks sweet to me.

  • Joy_UK
    October 25, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Oh that is gorgeous!!!

    I cannot wait to see you putting all those elements together :)

  • K
    October 25, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Just ordered (nearly) the entire Blue (and some orange) colorway of Modern Meadow in fat quarter with a big throw quilt at the bottom of my all white bed in mind. It’s arrived, I’ve petted it and it’s waiting for housework to get completed so it can come out and play.

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    October 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Oh, the nursery is going to be so lovely- I love the trees and birds- reminds me of a dream, which is a sweet image for a nursery:) Excited to see the final reveal!

  • Cara
    October 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

    I’m using that gorgeous tree print for a mod quilt — nice pick!

  • Corie
    October 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

    VERY cute! Makes me want another boy! :)

  • Christine
    October 25, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I really like these! Especially the herringbone one! It seems there are always less “boy stuff” but these are great, I can’t wait to see the final nursery!

  • Andrea
    October 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    They’re going to be wonderful! Those trees have the perfect “storybook” vibe I love! How about using the herringbone for a roller shade fabric, too? What do you think?

    • Making it Lovely
      October 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm

      That could be cute! We have a plain white roller shade now, but it would be easy enough to swap out the fabric. I’ll have to see how it looks…

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    October 25, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Congrats on the BOY! I just love the fabrics and the colors. I’m also doing our nursery with orange (and reds and yellows…the walls are grey). I find out what I’m having on Wednesday. So I might be adding some pink to the mix too! ; )

  • Centsational Girl
    October 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I adore that Herringbone (trees too) but especially the Herringbone. I’ve been looking for a green accent fabric for my boy’s room too, this may be the one! Your boy’s room will be perfection with pops of orange, yay!

  • Valerie
    October 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    i’m loving these more each new look i take at them

  • Alisa
    October 25, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I am currently obsessed with Joel Dewberry and have just upholstered a bench in his Picnic Plaid. LOVE those fabrics you selected for a nursery. Have you seen the Etsy seller who does all custom nursery bedding using Joel Dewberry fabrics exclusively? GORGEOUS (and I am in no way affiliated)!

  • layersofmeaning
    October 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I love Joel Dewberry fabrics! I ordered the Woodgrain fabric in yellow for my son’s custom bedding. It should arrive soon.

  • Catherine
    October 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Maybe you’re already familiar with How About Orange but she’s a graphic and textile designer who uses a lot of orange :)

    • Making it Lovely
      October 27, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      Yep, and she’s in Chicago too. I met her a while back at a friend’s party. :)

  • Kristin
    October 25, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Those fabrics are soooo great. I am making a quilt out of them for my brother and his wife and I am jealous of it. I can’t wait to see your little boys room .:)

  • Jess [tenpenny splendid]
    October 25, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Nice choices! Chartreuse is without a doubt my favorite shade of green. Especially loving it on the fabric with the trees!

  • Tatyana
    October 25, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I love the fabrics. And they are not designer prices ($50+). Looking forward to seeing the room.

  • Meghan
    October 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    My son’s nursery is green & orange … everyone was a doubting thomas about it, too but then once they saw the final product they were impressed and very complimentary. We went with a new leaf green with orange and white accents. I’m not changing it for the next kid, either, because I still like it too much! :-) Good choice! I guess great minds think alike! Hahaha

  • Kate {domestikatedlife}
    October 25, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I love joel dewberry’s prints, I ordered several for a baby quilt I made for my cousin, they were gorgeous in person!

  • Emily S
    October 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I love Joel Dewberry’s new line. Have you seen his new book yet – Sewn Spaces….

    He has some really awesome projects that he’s put together with his fabrics!

    • Making it Lovely
      October 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

      I didn’t realize he had a book out. Thanks for mentioning it.

  • Lindsay
    October 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Sooo nice! I have an asparagus and chartreuse green thing going in my living room! Love it!
    Can’t wait to see it when it’s done! :0)

  • misshotcakes
    October 26, 2010 at 12:10 am

    aww, Nicole, I love it! I think we are style twins :) those fabrics are so perfect.
    congrats on your little man!!

  • melissa
    October 26, 2010 at 12:55 am

    love it. will be amazing with the orange!

  • Rebecca Newport
    October 26, 2010 at 5:23 am

    Ohhh how pretty it’s going to be!

  • kristen
    October 26, 2010 at 11:41 am

    ohhh, suuuper cute fabrics. i love the herringbone!

  • April
    October 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I love the herringbone pattern! Stunning! Oh you’re the best mom ever!

  • Courtney
    October 26, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I did that same green with orange (and pink) in my little girl’s room. I just love it. Here are some pics if you are interested. It really did turn out fun! I love the fabrics you chose!


  • MODG
    October 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I just did our baby boy’s nursery in the same collection. The crib sheet and skirt are the same as the fabric you picked. It looks great, you’ll love it!

    I’ll be posting final pics next week hopefully!

  • yvonne
    October 27, 2010 at 9:43 am

    i loveee the fabric, were having a baby girl spring time, and i was thinking of getting the grass fabric


    just wondering Nicole, how many yards are you ordering? i was thinking ordering about 3 for window size 50×80..do you think that should be good enough?

    Have a good one!

    • Making it Lovely
      October 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm

      I ordered six yards for the curtains — three for each panel.

  • Hanna
    October 27, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I love that tree print. I’ve been trying to think of an excuse to buy it.

  • In Honor Of Design
    October 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I really like these choices for a baby boy. I have this shade with some chocolate browns in my son’s room. Not sure what our next one is going to be yet, but will bookmark this line of fabrics.
    :) Anna

  • Heather
    December 5, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    The modern grass is such a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright, whether you intended for it or not! As a fellow Oak Parker, I will have to keep it in mind for the future.

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