Thursday, August 18, 2011

{Big Reveal!} Bed Quilt


So remember these teaser posts here and here?

Well, my quilt is FINALLY finished!

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I found this quilt over at KoJo Designs and knew that I had to recreate it for our bed.

{Kirstin and Jordan's Original Version}

I used white muslin @ $1.67/yd from Walmart totally $23.  Add in my $30 IKEA comforter I used for the batting and backing, I spent $53 total.

I made a few modifications - using muslin instead of Jersey Cotton {although that would be sooo comfy!}.  I only quilted the horizontal "ditches" since that held the quilt in place without it moving too much.  And my knots look like flowers instead of knots.

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Oh - and like the pillows?  I made them too!  The flower pillow is a bridesmaid dress hem scrap upcycle that I've shared before and I'll sharing how to make the Euro ruffle shams in the next week or so! {Edited to add: Gathered Euro Pillow is here!}

And this baby has been a labor of love :)  I've learned quite a bit while making this...about myself and about sewing.

What I learned

I am just a tad ADD.  I just don't have the attention span for long projects. 
{Hence the 5 months it took me to complete this}

That I LOVE sewing again.  Since I started this, my sewing machine has seen some major mileage.  I forgot how much I loved to sew.

That you really need to make sure EVERY pin is out before flipping right side out to complete this.  {Yep...found 2 pins I left in}

That I can do anything I put my mind to.  
{I may need a seam ripper or two and learn along the way, but I can do it!}

That it's good to double and triple reinforce the knots on this quilt.  I ripped two of the knots out {before I was done, Thank God!} and had to go back and add extra stitches to each one to make sure they didn't come apart after I was finished.

That I have to live a little.  And enjoy my quilt without stressing about my kids jumping on it or spilling on it.
{This has been tough!}

That I'm ready to try to tackle my first real quilt.
{You can expect to see it's reveal in maybe March 2012, LOL}

And I'm entering it into this challenge!

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30 comments:

  1. Good job, Sarah!!! I love white and powder/sky blue so the color combos are fabulous in my opinion! You need to show me how to do this because we need a new comforter (or better yet, a new duvet) so I would love to learn!

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  2. Wow! BEAUTIFUL job! I saw that tutorial as well and considered it for my bed . . . but then decided I was NOT willing to do that much work for my bed--it probably would have taken me 10 months :-) It looks absolutely wonderful, and you must be so proud!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I love how it came out and the colors you used!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  4. How could I not stop to leave a comment on this quilt? It's GORGEOUS. Very spa-ish. What a wonderful job you did, and kudos for not giving up on such a long-term endeavor. You should be very proud:)

    Warmly,
    Stephanie from Make Home Make Sense

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  5. I LOVE that quilt...I can't image tackling such a project.
    http://countingtoten.com

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  6. It's so pretty! I've been wanting a pretty, white duvet cover on my bed for over a year now, but don't want the pay the big prices to purchase one and I really don't think I have the patience to make one myself . . . so I still have my boring beige one on my bed! If yours was on my bed, I would SO be a happy camper :)

    PS - I'm your newest follower!

    Michelle
    LovingEverySecond.blogspot.com

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  7. It is gorgeous. What a great job. I love it. Don't know if I'm brave enough to give something like this a try.

    Ruth

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  8. Turned out fantastic and it looks so comfy!

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  9. It turned out wonderful. I'm super impressed with what the cost was for your materials. If it makes you feel better I've been working on a duvet for 9 months. It's so hard for me to get motivated to work on it because 1) it's so big & 2) I'm just figuring it out as I go. Well done on completing such a huge project. I'm sure it's rewarding to get to see the finished product every day.

    Katy @ redBuddy notes

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  10. That is simply stunning and definately a labor of love! Wish I could work a sewing maching now. I'm intrigued by the pillow as well and love that you mentioned using a bridesmaid dress. I've got a ton of those hanging in the closest and would love to put them to good use!

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  11. This is gorgeous! Love all of the beautiful detail to the knots! You are soo very talented! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  12. I love it! I don't think I would have the patience for it....but I wish I could do it! Hopping over from a linky party.

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  13. Holy cow, are you SERIOUS!?! You MADE that!?! You are AMAZING. Just...WOW. That is soooo awesome!

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  14. Wow! That is really beautiful! I've never seen the tutorial for it but yours is gorgeous!

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  15. This is amazing!! I've never seen a quilt like this before, very unique.

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  16. Nothing like I have ever seen before!! It must be so cuddly!!

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  17. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today (twice!)!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  18. Oh my goodness, LOVE this! Yours turned out so great!!!
    I found a couple pins in mine too- hahaha! :) And rest easy about the wear and tear- we've had spills, lots of bed jumping, several washes (and even a bleach pen) and mine's going strong. :) Why not enjoy what you've made, right???
    Again, WAY TO GO!
    love
    kirstin @ kojo

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  19. Amazing! I wish I was that talented of a sewer.

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  20. I love. love. LOVE this!! I love the anthropologie version of this and had been eyeballing the Kojo version too! Yours turned out great! I featured it on my blog today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/08/five-feature-friday-6.html

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  21. I have no blog to feature it on, no ambition to tackle making one and still I think it is awesome, fabulous and amazing! Maybe I can pin it to my Pinterest board! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog.

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  22. Found you featured over at Craptastic. Great job on the quilt. Wish I could have white on my bed, but with 4 cats, it just doesn't work at my house! I'm curious about the headboard -- was it purchased or built?

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  23. This looks like heaven on a bed! I'd have the hardest time getting out of bed, but it would encourage me to make it eery day just to admire my handiwork - you must be so proud!

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  24. W.O.W. That is absolutely gorgeous. I can't have a white bedspread because I have a black dog who thinks he owns the place ... but maybe in a different color? I'm thinking PURPLE. But I always think everything should be purple.

    Great job!

    http://doubleucubed.blogspot.com

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  25. This certainly took my eye from the Sew Dang Cute blog page. I love it! Great job!

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  26. This is SO incredibly beautiful! I can't wait to see what you come up with for CWTS!

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  27. We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it! You can view it here
    http://www.copycatcrafts.com/anthropologie-knock-off-bed-quilt/

    We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

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  28. Beautiful! It's just gorgeous!!!

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  29. I want one I want one!!! PLEASE!!!! hehe The pillow is just darling!!

    Check out my blog too:
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.com/

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