Thursday, September 23, 2010

wip, interrupted


This is the duvet cover WIP for Thing 1's twin bed. Construction is currently stalled. I was in such a fever to finish it several weeks ago, did too much sewing and then my back went bad. And I haven't been able to get back into it, even though my back is better. It's a mental thing.

I really love how the colors have turned out. I'm glad I didn't stick with my original idea. This photo is not current, it was actually taken before any of the squares were sewn together. Now they are all sewn together except for sewing the two halves of the whole top together.

I'm stalled also because I'm not sure how to do the backside. I want to be able to flip it over and have a whole new look for the bed. I think I'll use a patterned fabric that will work for winter since this is so summery looking and bright, but keep the patchwork to a minimum. Ideally, I will find a fabulous and beautiful coordinating flat sheet that I can use as one whole piece for the back. Yeah, you know it. I can dream.

15 comments:

  1. I love it. Those bright colours are fun and cheerful. I would put it on my bed especially on darker winter days, to lift the spirit :-)

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  2. I think that's a really nice looking duvet! Can't wait to see how you finish it.

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  3. Beautiful! I have had fabric in my closet for YEARS to do something similar, but have lost my nerve. Have you made a patchwork duvet cover before? I've always wondered how well it would hold up to daily use and frequent washings. I look forward to the final result!

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  4. Love the brightness and the clean lines. I need to get back on my quilt. Though I have a looming list of projects and near zero time to tend to them :). Such is the life of a mom I suppose.

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  5. It's looking really great, Larry. Let me know if you happen upon some great sheet stash somewhere. I've considered making clothes out of them, especially those wrinkle-resistant lends (I'm no purist). Alas, fear of a friend recognizing that I match their bedding holds me back.

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  6. So beautiful! I love the colors you chose. I'm getting ready to start a couple of quilts for my girls, and was having trouble finding that mix of modern and traditional. This just might be it!

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  7. The quilt looks absolutely gorgeous! I understand the mental block. I currently have 3 quilts I am working on. And one is so close to being done...

    Have fun finishing! :)

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  8. Last time you posted about this, I followed the Purl Bee tutorial that one commenter left a link to, and made a dish mat. I'm not a quilter, but it was really easy. I have thought about making a patchwork duvet cover since we sleep with a down blanket, not quilts, but worried about hurting it while stuffing, or fighting with hubby. (I mean pulling on the covers in the middle of the night.) Do you have to reinforce it in any way?

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  9. What lovely fresh colours. You will love waking up to them. Stick at it - I know it is hard but you will feel such a sense of "Yay!" when it is lying on your bed. Ciao

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  10. Love! That is stunning! And you made the pattern up yourself?!?!?! I went back and looked at your original design and laughed out loud at the staring and sitting and then completely changing it, etc. etc. Can totally relate :)
    ~Susan

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  11. ourthreesons, nope this is a first for me so I'm not sure how durable it will be. fingers crossed.

    Robyn, you make me laugh. Yes, how embarrassing to go to a friend's house and be wearing the same dress as the master bedroom.

    Thorson's, your guess is as good as mine. This is for my daughter and she won't be playing tug of war with anyone but her beanie babies, so hopefully it won't be an issue.

    Susan, yes, I put it together myself but it is not a complex pattern at all. The hardest part was choosing the colors/fabrics. I've seen many rainbow chevron quilts I've loved, so I had lots of inspiration. I love the large scale of this one though.

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  12. Oh, this is really pretty! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  13. It's very beautiful!! I love the colours!!

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  14. Was linked to your post over @ C.R.A.F.T. This is one awesome quilt! I love the chevron strips! Great job!!!! =)

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  15. Absolutelly perfect!
    I was just comenting on another blog that I wish I had courage to make a quilt... But it looks so impossible to me! I think I would get it all wrong and crooked!
    But everytime I see a wonderfull quilt like yours I feel a little bit more courageous... ^^

    hugs from Brazil!

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