i so badly wanted title this post "how to FAKE an American quilt..." but, a) i haven't seen the movie and b) it isn't especially "American"
so it's just going to have to be, "how to
make fake a quilt"
for her new 'room' Jada requested that her area have "lots of sewn stuff" and blue. so i thought i'd try my hand at making her a new patchwork duvet (dooner, comforter) cover.
long straight lines and numbers and me don't mix very well so i think this is about close to quilting as i'll get!!
the embroidered pieces are taken from an exquisite hand embroidered tablecloth. i hated to cut it up but i think this will be the best way to show it off.
i joined the pieces in rows, then overlocked and top-stitched (for added strength)before joining the rows together.
i did french seams around the sides and 3 buttons at the opening end.
so if you're like me and break into a sweat at the thought of cutting and piecing a quilt, this might be your next best option.
my hat is well and truly off to the real quilters :)
PS tomorrow i have an extra special guest blogger showing you a very cool project. see you then~x