I love quilts but I like to sleep under a down comforter. I thought I'd try to combine the two by making a duvet cover that would have two layers of fabric for the top, one pieced and then "quilted" together with another layer of muslin. There is no batting.
I started making this over 2 years ago after E was born. My inspiration was the picture on the left. Big pieces, so very little piecing and quilting. A bit of a modern feel softened by the fact that it's a quilt. A craft/quilting store was going out of business and I bought the fabric at it's clearance sale. There are a few different shades of grey in there, one with a sort of hand dyed look, and the white is a soft off-white.
Somehow this never got finished, and then last week our old flowery Ikea cover gave out and started shredding in several places. It probably took less time to finish this off, even with ripping out and resewing a couple things, than it did time looking for the unfinished cover itself, the rest of the fabric to finish it, and my new rotary cutter to cut the binding fabric with. That, I'd remembered putting away somewhere where the kids couldn't reach it, but since I couldn't remember where and probably spent a half an hour searching for it, I ended up cutting the binding out with scissors, so that took awhile. It still needs snaps, buttons, or velcro as a closure for the opening at the foot of the bed.
Here's a detail of the front, binding, and backing fabric.
As soon as I finished, I put it on the bed, wrinkles and all, took a couple of pictures, and started in on the pile of dishes. That's when I spied the rotary cutter in the far back corner of the kitchen counter, of course.
The bed, by the way, C made when I was very pregnant with R and could barely get down and up off the futon on the floor. There's lots of storage for all the extra kids' clothes underneath!
While the sewing machine is still out, it's time to do some of the more mundane stuff like hemming pants and repairing things. Ho hum.