Welcome to the third installment of “The green crib,” a new series of posts where I focus on a single room in the home where an adult’s good green influence — and decorating sense — will ideally rub off on said room’s primary inhabitant: a little one.


Thus far, I've covered eye-catching, eco-friendly mobiles and earth- and baby-safe nursery cleaners. Today, in the spirit of hunkering down and cozying up for fall, here's a look at a dozen organic cotton nursery quilts and blankets. Choosing organic bedding materials — I'll be highlighting crib sheet sets in the coming weeks — is important given that you probably don't want Junior rolling around in something, no matter how soft and lovable, that's been treated with chemical pesticides. Plus, baby's bedding and blankets will most likely leave a huge impression on them. Heck, I still remember my Marimekko Bo Boo bedding and my hand-sewn "blankies" that I clung to well past infanthood — I'm talking middle school here — until they were basically sad little shreds of fabric. Do you remember your childhood blankets and bedding? 


Ferm Living Organic Owl Quilted Blanket @ fawn&forest ($137.75)















Super Natural Baby Blanket + Poncho (khaki) @ Branch ($58)















ollie and lime Billie Crib Quilt @ Design Public ($75) 















Argington Organic Crib Quilt/Floor Mat (Hearts & Flowers) @ 2Modern ($49)















Barn Organics Babies Blankie (black skulls with pink hearts or blue stars) @ La La Ling ($41)














DwellStudio Organic Circles Knit Blanket @ Modern Nursery ($80)















Your Perfect Tandem Quilt @ thishumbleabode's Etsy shop ($200)















notNeutral Transport Quilt @ Franklin Goose ($70)















Eco Modern Baby Blanket @ fawn&forest ($42)















SewnNatural Organic Sheep Baby Blanket @ Supermarket ($58)















Amenity Woods Organic Baby Blanket @ Amenity ($45, mini; $115, lg.)

















Cotton Monkey Eyes of the World Organic Throw Blanket @ Polka Dot Peacock ($72)






















Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

The green crib: Nursery quilts and blankets
Baby blankets get a ton of mileage and can make a lasting impression on Junior. Why not outfit your nursery with design-forward blankies made from organic cotto