Thursday, March 3, 2011

My Creative Space


I mentioned other day that I have been working on a doona cover for Rosie and I'm so happy with how it turned out!



 I cut out twenty four squares,37cm squares, four across and six down.  This seemed the right measurements for a single cover and did work out. In hindsight I could have made it a tiny bit longer.
When all the squares for sewn together I found a pretty pink vintage sheet and sewed that on the other side. Tomorrow I will make some ties from the scraps to finish it off.


It was a nice little project, a good one for easing myself back into sewing. Simple, colourful, straightforward, yep, my kind of project.


I like all the combinations of florals, they always end up looking good together.
It doesn't pay to agonise too much about what goes with what, 
I think it's better, for me anyway, to jumble the patterns up and see what happens.



Otherwise it can  look a little too orchestrated, too planned.


Know what I mean?


Anyway, Rosie is pretty happy with her new look bed, and Rainbow Snake seems to like it too.


So my next project will be..... another cover, for my beautiful Sunday girl!! I can't wait, it's so much fun playing with vintage linen and I love the look of the big patches of flowery colour. What are you up to on this fine Thursday? Are you playing along with Kirsty? I might just pop by and say hi, see you soon! xo

23 comments:

kirsty said...

oooh, it's gorgeous beck! i agree with you about overthinking the pattern. have a lovely thursday.

x

Rosalind said...

LOVE the big squares! my kind of quilt. looks great.

Cotton Kiwi said...

Love it Beck. It's gorgeous. All the florals works so well together.

Kt said...

Really prettty! I love the slightly muted vintage look it has.

Vic said...

So. Frikkin. Awesome. xo

green tea and red nails said...

this is gorgeous! your daughter is very lucky!

if you need to re-stock your vintage sheet stash i am hosting a FQ swap over at my blog! come and check it out if you are interested!

kel xx

teddybearswednesday said...

really really stunning Beck, love the plan jumbled up look, its part of what makes it.
Can't wait to see Sunday's one xo

Jennie said...

Really really love this!
Also the rainbow snake - great for stopping toys falling down the side of the bed!X

Michelle said...

Beautiful. Looks like it owuld be very soft.

Anna Bartlett said...

That looks really lovely. And how wonderful is it to make something that literally 'hugs' your kids all night. Looking forward to seeing the next one!

Catherine said...

it is beautiful! I think I might copy your idea when our girl moves into a big bed...

Sue said...

It looks so pretty Beck - a perfect way to use vintage sheets!

mel @ loved said...

Beck it's absolutely beautiful! I LOVE it, lucky Rosie to snuggle up in there each night..

flowerpress said...

And the lovely thing is that vintage sheets are so soft. Must get round to doing something with mine!
(No sign of baby ducks yet!?!)

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

That's so pretty! Well done and doesn't Mr Snake look fabulous on the cover?! Squares make the best bedcovers in my opinion. Nice and simple, letting the fabric make the statement.

susieq said...

wow thats beautiful and looks so lovely with the rainbow snake. I recently made one for the couch with a similar mindset. Big squares and vintage fabrics. I try not to think too much about how the pattern fits more just random seems to work better.

Sarah said...

It's beautiful. Such lovely floral fabrics and they all go so well together. x

Tracey said...

hehe, I love your blanket. It could be twins with the one on my creative post :D

I wonder if I have any of the fabrics on mine as you have in yours.

xx

Shannon said...

Just awesome, love it!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

I love the random squares of beautiful flowers. It all goes together beautifully.

Wonder said...

beautiful! love the colours together :). thanks for stopping by.

Heidi said...

I love your yellow house Momma and the quilt is beautiful love your fabric choices!

Jane said...

Hi, I love this! I was thinking of doing something similar for a quilt cover for our double bed. Can I ask how you finished off the back of the squares? I was concerned that if I didn't finish off and reinforce the seams somehow, it might all come apart?