Way, WAY back when I was planning our wedding, I knew I wanted make table runners and eventually turn that fabric into a quilt. I wanted something simple that we’d actually use. My original vision was to make this quilt from Purl Bee:
After a few years and a lot of thought, I’ve decided to go with this pattern which Bijou Lovely turned into a couple amazing quilts. She is an AMAZING quilter! It seems a bit simpler which is good since I don’t quilt and am a novice when it comes to sewing. I wouldn’t attempt to jump straight into this quilt but my goal for this year was to get the circles cut out and get the materials together while practicing on some MUCH smaller quilting projects.
I was looking at our room yesterday (take a look to refresh your memory) and wondered if it would be better to take the pattern and turn it into a duvet cover instead of a quilt. For some reason I just couldn’t see a quilt spread out on our bed. I hadn’t planned on making shams or matching pillow cases. Actually, can even turn this pattern into a duvet cover? What do you think? It looks good in the picture above and in the one below.
While we’re on the topic, I thought long and hard about just having someone make the quilt so we could have it as a 2nd Anniversary gift to ourselves (the cotton anniversary) by August 1. I was quoted $250 including tax, labor, batting, thread and shipping. I’d supply the rest of the fabric. Is this a crazy amount? It seems like a lot but I thought about how much time it would take for me to make this and if I paid myself just $5, I’m sure it would cost at least twice the $250. Yes, it would be nice to make it myself but if that indeed is a good price for a custom quilt, I’d trade the homemade for well made.
Here are a few of the fabrics from our wedding
I also picked these up from Fabric.com just to add a more masculine touch
So, what do you think? Duvet or Quilt? Make myself over a the next year or $250 by August?
p.s. The winner of the giveaway is comment #194 by Rachel D! Congratulations!!