Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our New Bedroom

I finally finished our new quilt and pillows for our bed.  Before we had a plain tan duvet cover with matching shams.  It was feeling really blah to me, plus our duvet had seen much better days.  I've wanted to make a quilt for our bed, but doing a queen quilt sounded very overwhelming.  I have been looking for ideas for months, then came across this pattern from Oh Fransson.  It was perfect.  I wanted something simple. Her pattern calls for 12 fat quarters and two sheets.  I ended up using 20 fat quarters because I wanted leftover fabric for the pillows as well as a throw quilt I plan to make for me for winter.  I always need more covers than Ryan so I figured I would just make a matching throw for myself.  All the fabrics are from Joel Dewberry's line Modern Meadows. The sashing is Kona white.  I didn't want to use a sheet on top.


Of course there are pillows to match.  I love how the square one turned out.  It's inspired from this pillow.  I really like the effect from the quilting.  It's a bit hard to see in the photo though. 

I did straight line quilting on the shams, though one is quilted horizontal and one vertical.


Finally, no quilt back is complete without some piecing.  The pattern recommended using just a flat sheet, but I couldn't make a quilt without detail on the back.  I did a pieced strip about 12 inches from the top that shows when you fold down the bed.  The brown fabric for the backing is a flat sheet from Target.

14 comments:

  1. It's beautiful, Kati. I love the stripe on the back (smart planning to have the tree appear right-side up when the bed's turned down) and that brown is gorgeous!

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  2. I love the pillows. And the quilt is beautiful too. This line looks great this way. Nice job!

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  3. This is such a beautiful quilt and I love the square pillow. The tree fabric is so lovely - I have to have some!

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  4. Wow this is beautiful! I will have to make one for myself. And I love the pillows too!

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  5. This is amazing! I somehow missed this pattern even though I follow that blog. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  6. Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love that pieced back strip that you added. And the pillows, quilting...love it all! I follow Elizabeth's blog too and somehow missed this one so I'm so happy to have seen yours. Great job!

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  7. I'm impressed. I feel just a bit more motivated to quilt a large quilt that has been on my to-do list for far too long.

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  8. I just ran across this quilt on flikr. It's stunning!

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  9. Oh wow! This is absolutely gorgeous - I love the fabrics, the design, the quilting. This is great inspiration for a new quilter!

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  10. this is now my next quilt! thanks for sharing!

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  11. oooh I love your pillow! Thanks for linking up to the Quilty Giveaways site! I'll enter your giveaway later (so I'm not #1!)

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  12. How much Kona white did you need for the quilt top? I also plan on purching fabric for the back, how much do you think I need?

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  13. Incredible! I love the square pillow and really like your idea of the pieced strip on the back for turning down the quilt. I think I may have to do all my quilts like this!

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  14. Stunning! My husband even took a look and liked it!!!!

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