Thursday, May 2, 2013

New duvet cover

How on earth have I not shown you my new duvet cover? My work schedule has really messed with my blogging and sewing schedule lately so I'm sorry to have been dark for a bit. Hoping to get back into a better routine soon!

So... Duvet cover!! I finally upgraded to a king sized bed (yay!) and when I did, I took on the mammoth task of making a new duvet cover for it. Wowzee is that alot of fabric! Weird... From this angle, the bed looks like a queen...


I used the gorgeous and easy to follow pattern Modern Crosses from Susan Beal's Modern Log Cabin Quilting Book (which is wonderful by the way if you don't already have a copy...)

And then of course I needed new pillow cases. :) Ashley over at Film in the Fridge has the world's best tutorial on french seams and pillow cases. Easy peasy. And I even was able to match up my stripes! Fiona approves...



As does Dexter...

Mmmmm... Bed time!

And I used my Modern Whimsy green circles (soooo soft) for the back/inside. And there's a little surprise mini quilt inside.

I loved this project and it makes me smile every time I walk into my room. :)

p.s.
Whenever I post pics of my duvets, I get some questions on how I finish them:
-I sew them with 1/4 inch seams
-No lining (so all the seams are exposed inside)
-I wash it right side out to protect the seams
-My previous duvet was well worn and washed frequently and over the course of 5 years only had a few small spots come undone and they were easily repaired.
-I use a simple button closure for the bottom


13 comments:

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Haha, your PS beat me to it! Very handy to know, thanks!

Fran said...

Love the duvet cover, so gorgeous! And the back looks gorgeous too. Thanks for the tips at the end, I might give this a try.

Laurie said...

I love this pattern and I need to try it soon. Great job. I love those metro circles too - the best staple - as small scale prints are the best stash basic. I wouldn't mind if they showed up in later collections... hint, hint....

Jenny said...

Love your new bed! Very cool...and of course the cover looks fantastic on it!

Svetlana said...

fantastic :)

Flying Blind... said...

Guaranteed sweet dreams!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Very cool duvet cover! I'd love to make one for our kin sized bed too. Thanks for sharing the details!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Ps love how the cats approve!

JaneB said...

Lovely. This is going on my project list. I was thinking I could take an existing duvet cover that I had and add the pieced top on top of it and quilt to the duvet top, using it as a backing. What do you think? I would do minimal quilting and no batting.

Dana said...

it's so fantastic! I love making quilt tops and am not so fond of quilting...this may be for me!
Thanks for the idea!

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