Wednesday, January 19, 2011

comforter cover--finally done!

back in September:  pile of fabric

Remember this little pile of fabric? It's from all the way back in September.

back in September:  laying out the squares

The boys helped me lay out the squares in a random design.

I sewed some of the rows and then it sat for several months, half done.

comforter cover:  finally done!

And now it is done! It felt great to slip the comforter into it and see it puff up. These are a selection of Ikea nature prints mixed with thrifted sheets and fabrics from my stash.

comforter cover:  finally done!

The back is entirely this thrifted sheet.

So glad this is finished! It really brightens up the bedroom.

23 comments:

Luisa said...

I love it what a fun quilt. I love Ikea prints they go well with most things even thrifted prints.

Holly C. said...

Oh, I love it! Good job. :)

onegoldensun said...

Beautiful job! i love how fresh and cheery it is. Lovely combination of fabrics, well done!

Kelly and Kelly said...

it looks nice!

catie said...

L♥Ve it!
and think of all the money you saved...
comforter covers are pricey.

Sara Savel said...

How beautiful...and thrifty!

cakesniffer said...

Love it. Must feel so good to have such a big project complete.

CountryGirl said...

Mary Beth, it's beautiful!! It must be so exciting going to bed at night, and you must wake up with a smile on your face seeing what you made! You are so talented, and such a big project to complete! Love it!

Sarah said...

Its beautiful x

Laura said...

What a sweet cover - I love it! It must be such a great feeling to make something so beautiful!

April said...

Just beautiful!! I love to quilt, although I will admit mine tend to be a lot smaller ;)

Rain said...

I love it! And that sheet was a great find.

Andrea said...

Very nice! Doesn't it feel great to finish such a big project? And that sheet material is fab!

Fiona said...

Beautiful, love the colours :)

kera said...

It's beautiful!! Sometimes it's good to just set things aside for a bit and wait for that inspiration to kick back in again to get a project finished!

YellowBirdDayBook said...

The duvet turned out great!! Lucky find on that sheet, it's beautiful.

Karen said...

i love it, MB!

Diane said...

It's lovely, well done Mary Beth!
What a beautiful collection of fabrics, they look great together.

Alli Rense said...

I love it! The fabric choices look amazing together.

Sara said...

The cover is just beautiful!!!! Such fun and happy fabrics!

Wasabi Honey Bee said...

Came out really nicely! I always have trouble keeping it all lined up.

christine ~ ourdayourjourney said...

i love your fabrics. i have some fabric with the outlined birds stashed. Do you have any book recommendations for learning to sew a quilt for beginners? I have to search around the library but I definitely want to sew a comforted this year.

Mary Beth said...

Thanks, everyone.

Christine: this comforter cover was inspired by the book Scandanavian Needlecraft. The instructions are pretty basic. Here's the link of you are interested:
http://www.amazon.com/Scandinavian-Needlecraft-Step---step-Projects/dp/1907030220/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296106093&sr=1-1

Also, for a quilted quilt, I really liked the instructions in Bend the Rules Sewing.

Feel free to e-mail me if you have any more questions--
Mary Beth