We've pretty well recovered from Thanksgiving weekend around here. The weekend laundry is done, although it already needs done again. I mopped the kitchen floor today (only because I was basting a quilt). We're back to a normal sleeping schedule. Everyone loves having their own beds back. We spent 16 hours in the car and spent two nights at each grandparents' home. Miss A's voice is slowly recovering after screaming for two of the last four hours in the car. I'm really glad we're staying home for Christmas. So, onto some newly finished projects.
I've been itching to change up our bedroom a bit.
First it started with new curtains. We got new neighbors to the back corner of us several months ago. They leave their back porch light on all night. I'm not bothered by the fact that they leave their light on. We do the same. The problem is that their light would shine right in our eyes at night through a crack in the blinds while we tried to go to sleep. This is the first time I remember the hubs actually requesting I buy fabric and make a project. He wanted curtains to replace our blinds.
I tried really hard to find some fabric that matched our bed quilt, but couldn't find anything that worked and that I liked. I came across this fabric and loved the pattern. I decided to go with it since I'd been thinking about making a new quilt for our bed anyway. This is some home dec fabric from Hancock Fabric. I lined it with black out lining, and our room is so nice and dark at night now.
After the curtains were finished and up, I immediately wanted to replace our quilt. I wanted something very simple with all solids. I found a couple duvet covers I liked, but I'm not a big fan of duvets. I prefer quilts.
This is what I came up with. The fabric is from Art Gallery Pure Elements in linen and caviar. I LOVE their solids. I noticed they have some new colors I haven't seen before. I'm excited how many manufacturers are printing more solids.
I also came across 26" square feather pillow forms from Ikea that I love. I made covers for them from Amy Butler's Lark home dec fabric. I actually made the pillow covers before I made the quilt. The whole ensemble went together better when it was just in my head. I'm still not convinced that I like the pillows with the quilt, but I love them both separately. So, for now, they are together. I'm thinking down the road I might make these faux pleated pillow covers from V and Co.
I did lots of straight line quilting. I'm glad I started on the black because I was doing those lines 1/2" apart. The lines on the white are 1" apart and went much faster.
The frames are new too, and from Ikea as well. I took the flower photos a few years ago. Since taking the pictures for this post I actually switched the photos out with some new autumn ones that I took last fall and just barely had printed.
I love how clean my room looks when all the stuff can hide on the floor during pictures.
My prints that now hang in those frames:
And this is what my nightstand normally looks like. At least I dusted when I cleaned everything off for the photos.