For a while I've been wanting to make a duvet cover or a quilt for Drew. You can imagine that this was intimidating for me as I am the world's worst sewer. If I could have stapled Drew's duvet and had it look okay and not cut him I probably would have done that. But alas, I knew I had to bite the bullet because I didn't think this pink flowered, but super comfy, blanket was working well with his decor... it wasn't uber masculine. :)
So Drew and I went off to Joann Fabrics on Friday armed with a coupon and his crib sheet so we'd know what would work well for his color scheme. We came away with a fabric on clearance (bought almost three yards). I washed and dried it so it would be softer and not shrink after sewing it up... My edges frayed even though I used pinking shears on them, but no biggie, I just sewed them up inside out, like I was making a pillow:
After I sewed mostly straight lines up the sides I turned the fabric inside out and binder clipped it together on the stripes. I couldn't find my pins, can you tell how often I sew? :) After making sure that I was keeping the ends together and straight (which I'd give myself a B average at) I finished the last stitch... the pink flowered duvet was officially hidden and I loved how it looked... although I was worried about the duvet bunching in the fabric and Drew getting suffocated with it, so I binder clipped the duvet's four corners and then stitched them up on the diagonal so that the duvet and the blanket were attached to each other.
There she is, all stretched out. It's a very strippy room, if I do say so... but once Drew is in a toddler bed the duvet will just be at the end of his bed and he'll have a solid colored blanket so it'll break up the stripes.
As soon as AJ and Drew got home from running (I did this project as quick as I could before church yesterday when they went for an hour run) I put Drew into the crib so he could enjoy his new duvet. For some reason he didn't seem to understand that he was supposed to snuggle with it and love it. :)
But here he is last night, all snuggled up. I'd say the project was a success!
Are any of you doing something fun today? Drew and I are heading up to New Hampshire to go to the closest Hobby Lobby to get drawer pulls for new weeks makeover project... and while there we are meeting my friend Laura at Starbucks! Whoo Hooo for fun afternoons!
I am submitting this to Between Naps on the Porch.