I'm not even quite totally done (still have some buttons and buttonholes to do), but, here it is, as I promised to you- Miss Elf and Ashley.
My brand new duvet cover. After all that work I feel I should call it a duvet instead of comforter....
It was so much fabric! I started out with the brilliant idea (I thought I was getting over on somethin') of making a quilt-top but without the quilting, kind of a cheaters way of having nice bright colors without all the work....yeah right. I now know that I will never ever make a quilt. At least not one as big as that. I had to carry it draped over my head just to move it around.
So, without knowing what I was doing (Foxfire wasn't very much help this time around). I made four squares out of triangles, which I now know I didn't have to do (although I'm not sure if I could have made those Tennessee shapes without starting with squares cut in half anyway). That takes some serious math and Moss skills- neither of which I have. Plus, I only had a free Bank of TN yardstick and a Sharpie. I made a few mistakes, but, as you may have noticed (and I just reminded you), I'm not Daisy. So I just left them. I figure by the time PawPaw is old enough to inherit it, it will be in rags. Or hopefully I will have made something better. By the time I was done with those four squares (a few days- round the clock. I just drank Velo coffee by the gallon), I decided to move on to much larger pieces of fabric.
It's even reversible, although I might need to make sure that hot red line down the middle of the bed isn't bad luck for a couple sleeping under the covers. I'll ask Daisy. Or that's just the guest-bed side, where you don't have time for bad luck to catch up with you.....
To read: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
To hear: Ambulance Blues by Neil Young