Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Duvet. Check!

Yea! Brand new duvet has officially moved onto the bed. And I just love it!

Finished size is 90x90. Which felt simply gi-normous when I was putting it all together. It was pretty much comedy of errors watching me manhandle all that fabric through the machine. Serious kudos to those of you who can quilt such giant pieces!

Next up, I'm going to do a few quilted pillows for the chair in my room. You think I should use the left over pieces from the duvet cover and put them together in a way other than string piecing? Or should I use different fabrics all together? I don't want it to be too 'matchy matchy' so I'm leaning towards all different fabric but I just have so many great strips left I hate to just put them into the scrap bin. Oh, decisions decisions!

Here's the duvet :)






30 comments:

Anita said...

Pretty!

Rachel Hauser said...

Congrats, Laurie! That's a HUGE undertaking. I love the gray and yellow blocks.

Shannon said...

It looks fantastic!! Now I want to make one!

the Campfollower said...

I want to stop all the projects I am doing and make a quilt just like that one. RIGHT NOW! Awesome cover.

amy said...

It's so fabulously fantastic! I want one for my bed! :) as for pillows, I don't think you can go wrong. If you make something out of the same fabric then just change it up a bit. And if you use different fabric then you can switch it up however you want. It's a win win!!!!

Karamat said...

Love it!!!

I'd use the leftover strips in a different pattern for pillows.

randi said...

oh wow! this came out nice!

i like the idea of different fabrics, only because i like quilted items to stand on their own, rather than match.

Nova said...

sooooo awesome! yay you!!!

Donna said...

It's wonderful!

beckandlundy (Patty Sloniger) said...

Stunning duvet, wow!

Little Island Quilting said...

Fab duvet. I would continue the string theme in the cushions but a different type of string - like spider's web or kaleidoscope.

Junette said...

Insanely beautiful!
Love the different fabrics.

Cille said...

This is seriously nice. Love the strings and color settings

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Fabulous! I sayuse the same fabrics in a different design framed in a neutral so they stand out against the duvet :-)

frozenMandMs said...

Because I don't like matchy matchy either, I would suggest taking the fabric from only one block on the quilt and make a pillow out of that. Then add pillows in different fabrics so you will get a balance of matching and contrasting. Or do the pillow backs out of the matching fabric and the front out of the different fabric.

mle said...

Wow, nice job!!! that is so lovely!

Cynthia Strickland said...

Wow, your duvet turned out so lovely! I love all the prints, patterns and colors!

Check out this idea for using your leftover strip pieces:
http://pinterest.com/pin/247207243/

Flying Blind... said...

I absolutely love it - luckily the Atlantic will stop me popping over and swiping it off the bed!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Wow. Thanks everyone! I'm just tickled that everyone likes it so much. The pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman's book. And thanks for all the great ideas for my complimentary pillows. Hopefully I'll be able to spend some time sewing them soon!

bluesquarequilting said...

Fabulous choice of fabrics, what a beautiful duvet !

Poppyprint said...

It is beautiful. Congratulations on finishing such a massive project!! I'd be tempted to go simple with pillows since there is so much action on the bed...maybe a larger print square with a simple white border around it, or even a big 9-patch with white.

Lesley Grainger said...

This is so inspiring Laurie! I love love love!! Congrats on the journals, they are fab fab fab!! hugs. Lesley

MeganAnne said...

love your use of color!

Jeannette said...

Fabulous!!!! I love it!

AMW said...

oh! fantastic new quilt!

Karen said...

It looks awesome!

Victoria said...

Hi Laurie, your duvet cover is really beautiful. I'm curious to know, since this is a duvet cover and thus not quilted, what size seam allowances did you use to piece together your blocks?

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Victoria: Thanks so much! I still used 1/4" allowances for my block but 1/2" seams for attaching the back. The previous duvet I made used the same allowances and it has held up really well.

Victoria said...

Good to know. Thanks, Laurie!

Dana said...

I'd love to try a duvet cover but worry about all the raw seems if its not quilted, especially when washing it, is there anything i can do to make it more secure?