It's a work in progress. It's not supposed to look like a page out of Country Living Magazine. Yet.
And I can completely admit I'm just jealous that I don't have one of those blogs where every picture and every aspect of my life always look perfect. But I don't. That's my husband's laundry there on his side table - and those are extension cords that I fished out from behind our bed on mine... and yes, those are bare lightbulbs hanging out above our bed. The shades are in the process of getting a custom cover. In the meantime we read by MISMATCHED lightbulbs. If you only knew how bad it bothers me that they are mismatched lightbulbs. As if the bare bulbs themselves aren't bad enough.
I can tell you that once this quilt is done that room is going to be spectacular! I've raised the curtain rods up to ceiling level to achieve height. I used some basic IKEA curtains and added the 3" ruffle on the sides in Heather Bailey's Freshcut. I had a few of the prints that I wanted through wholesale and then planned to substitute in several other prints that I had in stock, but as I started cutting, I started craving the Freshcut prints for this quilt. They are so yummy and the prints I was subbing in just didn't feel right. And so I headed to my favorite source for buying retail fabric - Elinor Peace Bailey's ebay store. Beth Watts will most likely be the one to help you and she is the sweetest gal to work with.
I digress. As usual. SO.. I'm making the Freshcut Quilt which is Heather's free pattern. But I'm changing it. The original pattern is for a lap quilt and I'm making a big 'ole queen sized duvet quilt. I've adjusted the pattern to use a 16 1/2" square instead of a 12 1/2". I'm going to post the adjustments once I have this baby finished, but email me if you want them. What is a quilt duvet you ask? It's a quilt that has a duvet insert for the winter.
In a nutshell:
make the quilt top
sandwich the top, the batting and a plain sheeting back
quilt those three pieces
bind the top edge only
sandwich the previously made quilt and a duvet back
bind (with the awesome ruffles) the three unbound edges creating a duvet pocket.
This way I can have a nice quilt in the summer and can fill that puppy with my big fluffy duvet in the winter. I'm excited, are you?