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Monday, October 25, 2010

Stars, Sailboats & Sweet Dreams

Remember the bedspreads I mentioned that I was sewing a couple weeks ago?  Well I am proud to say I have completed this project.  Yay!
I realized while preparing these photos that I didn't take that many photos of the early stages of the project like I thought I had.  Oh' well.  Hopefully the few I have show clearly how I made the bedspreads.
I used quilt batting to go between the two layers of material.
I used pins to hold the material together. 
A lot of pins!
I then sewed around the quilt with a straight stitch.
I added some quilt binding to go around the edges of the bedspreads.
And of course I had to pin the material on...
...three blankets with quilt binding on and ready to sew.
Looking back, I wouldn't have used a straight stitch here, but a zigzag as I ended up following the straight stitch with a zigzag anyways.
The last thing that needed to be finished before the project was complete was the addition of little knots around the bedspreads so that the three layers of material would stay together.
I added pins as markers, making a pattern, so that I could add the knots with ease later.
I used a rather large and curved needle to add the knots.  





I than made a simple knot...
...twice.
After the knot was made I cut the yarn to make all ends even.

At about 11:30pm last night I took this picture...
...and this morning I put these adorable little bedspreads upon these three little toddler beds.  At long last, the bedspreads are finally finished!  Ces't fini!

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belle
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15 comments:

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I love what you have done Belle, takes me back to blankets grandma had:) The warmth, the smoothness, the love:)

Turley Times said...

I love them! This makes me wish I had taken the sewing unit in 7th and 8th grade home ec a little more seriously! Knowing how to sew is such a valuable tool. Don't take it for granted! :)

Hannah

Kristi Flanagan said...

Love these!

Hugs,

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Becky said...

Wow! These are so adorable. i love yellow and blue so sweet! Visiting from Freckled Laundry!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Look at you go! They turned out so great Belle!
Super cute plus they look warm and fuzzy all over! I bet the boys even sleep better~!

Robin~♥

Laura said...

I'm so glad I found your blog...it's beautiful. And so is the bedding.

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Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. They turned out adorable!
Blessings,
Marcia

mommyx12 said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. You have some great posts I look forward to reading. And learning from.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

These are gorgeous! I've got a funny needle like your curvy one - I've always wondered what the end bit is for.

Do you know?

I'm so glad you liked my cushion. I hope the tutorial was useful!

Lark said...

This is absolutely adorable! You did an outstanding job!

Tina said...

These little quilts are fabulous and they look so beautiful on the little toddler beds! Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE this!

xoxokara

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T said...

I love yellow and blue together so much so that those were our wedding colors. Adorable bedspreads!

Liz said...

So cute! You did a great job! I love the colors! They look great on the beds!

Mrs.B said...

You KNOW that's awesome! LOVE these...so cute!