Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Duvet - finished!

The duvet cover is (finally) finished!  It even comes with pillowcases.


I'll admit, while this started out fun, I was really ready to be done with it.  One reason is that I didn't double check the dimensions and had to add some borders.  While I'm happier with a finished product that fits, it took extra time.  Also, the mint green in the duvet matches nothing in my house.  In fact, it clashes with most of the walls, so I thought the colors looked off most of the time.  I finally saw it with only a white background as it was drying and thought that it looked nice.
See the lovely double border?
I based the pattern on Lawn Chair from the Moda Bake Shop.  The duvet is for my parents, and I remember helping my dad redoing the stripping on our lawn chairs when I was younger.  After several years we finally had enough extra stripping so that I could have a chair were none of the strips were the same.  I know, it's the small things in life, right?

And who can forget about the back?  I ended up using pretty much all the brown that I had...at the very end I was putting small pieces together to get the last border.  My biggest pieces now are maybe 2.5"x5" if I'm lucky.   Anyway, I really like the back.

Linking up with Whoop-whoop Friday, LAFF, Finish it Up Friday, Quilt Story, and Freemotion by the River.

9 comments:

  1. With pillow cases too - wow, looks awesome! I agree, the back is great -good for you to piece all the small pieces, it looks wonderful!!!

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  2. Love the scrappy back, it adds a touch of whimsy to a quilt. The first time I did this my mom scrunched up her face and asked me if I was short on fabric...geesh...non quilters!

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  3. It turned out really really cute! Your parents are going to love it. The pillowcase was a very fun add:) I also love the back!

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  4. Your parents will love this. What an awesome gift.

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  5. Looks great and what a lovely memory of helping your dad.

    Cheers Pauline

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  6. I like the front (that's one of the patterns on my bucket list) but I love the back! Very cool! Whoop whoop!!

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  7. What a beautiful quilt and every time you look at it....you'll think of your dad!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  8. Thank you for linking up in March to Richard and Tanya Quilts on our Link a Finish Friday. We will have a new linkup available every Friday. So stop by and share what you have been working on and check out what others are doing.

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