Woodland Animal Nursery Art in Watercolor (and a quilt)

Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture

My sister-in-law is expecting her first baby in July and they are going with a woodland animal theme in the nursery.

And then we got the invitation for her baby shower… in California.  Yeah.  We didn’t go.  Not that I have anything against California.  I’m a California girl deep deep down.  I lived there my whole life until I got married and moved east.  But it’s far.  And far is expensive.

But we sent a gift.

Woodland Animal Baby QuiltMy oldest daughter is 10 and she got a sewing machine for her birthday last year.  I try to find real life practical ways she can practice straight lines, so I came up with a simple quilt pattern that would hide the imperfections.  I did all the cutting, her 6 year old sister helped me match the blocks, and she sewed them all together.  The whole top came together in a couple hours.  I did the rest… layering and quilting and binding.

But I wanted to paint something too.  So I started with that cute animal print in the quilt.

Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture - Ephesians 4:32

They aren’t the same… I added some of my own style into each illustration.  But I did start with the fabric print.

Raccoon - Watercolor Woodland Animal Nursery Art with Word Art Scripture - Matthew 7:8

Then I added the word.  And fit them together on the cards.

Then I picked a verse for each of them that I thought matched the character/behavior of each animal pretty well.  It was a fun part of the project.

Here they are up close so you can see the verses better:

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Gathering here.