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Monday, September 10, 2007

Duvet Cover


Simba thanks everyone for their good wishes. He thinks they have speeded up his recovery. He's still limping but looks a lot happier so it's only a matter of time. We had him weighed at the vet's and he now weighs 90 pounds of pure muscle.

I have started working on a duvet cover and have most of the middle done. I thought I'd put it together to see how it would look and then add more rows if I needed to. Big mistake. Because of the way the stars are made the little triangles have to be sewn on before the sashing is put in. I spent a couple of hours ripping out and adding triangles but that is all done now. My current problem is that I need some borders to make it big enough and I have no more of the blue with moon and stars and no more of the brown used in the sashing. I may look tomorrow on the off chance that there is still some of the blue at Fabricland. I think that's where I bought it but it was a long time ago so I don't have much hope. I could do a piano key border with all the colors of the stars or multiple borders using the star colors. Or I could add a new color altogether. Once I get the rest of the rows attached I'll do some fabric auditioning.

10 comments:

meggie said...

That is a lovely Duvet cover!
Glad Simba is on the mend.

ForestJane said...

Looks good! How bout a wide-ish blue the color of the bkground in the moon/stars print, but add some appliqued stars the same colors as some in the sashing points?

How much border width do you need?

KCQuilter said...

That is stunning, Joyce! You do such great work. Doggy hugs to Simba.

Libby said...

It's a beauty - just think . . . you'll be sleeping under the stars every night *s*

Nicole said...

I made that pattern once using all Christmas fabrics. The lattice/stars are all in white. I just love how it turned out.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I'm glad Simba is feeling better. I have always wanted to make that pattern - is it called Hunter's Star? It looks great, and if you can't get the fabric you want something plain and dark will go well.

Shelina said...

I've made this quilt and love it- It's called Morning Star on quilterscache. It is a wonderful quilt - although yours is more difficult since you color coordinated the stars - all of mine were the same color so I didn't have that problem.

Rae said...

I want to make a duvet cover, too!

Darcie said...

Lovely work-in-progress. I know you'll make the best of your fabric shortage. Good luck!

atet said...

I think I may have some of that blue, but don't know how much of it I've got. Probably only a yard or so (knowing the way I buy fabrics I don't have an immediate use for) -- but I can check and if you would like it, it's yours.