Friday, July 9, 2010

A New Look!

As you all know, I began this blog due to my love of quilting and my joy in making children's clothing. If I weren't so busy, it would become a complete obsession.

I was starting to get really tired of the old comforter on my bed and knew that the time had finally come to make a new one. But did I stop there? Noooooo I had to make new pillows, new pillow shams, new dust ruffle, new curtains... you name it, I made it. I now share it with you.... the bed. (I'm apologizing before hand about the darkness of my pictures. It truly looks better in person.)

I added a few more pillows than I had before due to the fact that I simply adore pillows! Jim, on the other hand, hates them. He especially dislikes taking them off the bed every night and promptly throws them off to the side before crawling into bed. That's alright with me... I promptly put them back on each morning after I get up. ;-) Because I had so many triangles left over after making the quilt, I used them to make a couple of pillow cases.... which I thought went perfect on the bed. I still had some triangles left and they came in quite handy on the borders of my curtains.

Here's a close up of the smaller pillow that I hand-embroidered. I designed a pillow pattern that fit the size of the design that I embroidered plus fit the size of the pillow form that I had on hand. (The embroidery design says, "Let's be sweethearts forever.")

Here's a side view of the quilt with the triangle borders. I love the look of scalloped edges so I made sure that I added that look on this particular quilt. I also needed a new dust ruffle, so I purchased enough of the green fabric to complete my desired look. If you look closely, you'll notice that I made and used a lot of piping using that same green fabric. I used it in everything! But I felt that it tied everything together quite nicely.

More quilts to come....


TheFitnessFreak said...

It looks very nice in person, I will attest to that. Good job!

Lizzie M. said...

I LOOOOOOVE it mom!!!! Feel free to make one for me (along with the pillows!!!) anytime :-).

Deborah Hays said...

I just happen to have a ton of fabric left over from the shop.... which is where the fabric came to make these little treasures. I would never want anyone to see my stash.... it's probably a sin! But..... I am trying to get things made up....... so that I can purchase more? I must be nuts. Christmas dear ones, christmas. At least you all know what is usually in the works!! Love you guys, mom