The duvet cover in Shades of Grey ~ posted about here ~ is complete! It looks and FEELS fantastic! I honestly didn't know I'd like it as much as I do when I started out b/c a quilt design on paper can look sooo much different when it's sewn into a very large, no-going-back-now, fabric reality.
I used Illustrator to workout the initial design, then re-created it in Electric Quilter 6 to get the fabric measurements for each block as well as the overall fabric requirements. It worked! The first time, too! I didn't seam rip a darn thing, which means it's definitely an easy assembly! Yes! Creating the paper pattern is now the WIP.
I'm not ready for a full reveal of the front of the duvet b/c I'm saving that for my pattern cover, but here is a healthy smattering of my favorite pics.
For the Record:
I pre-washed ALL 6 of the fabrics used on the front together. Yep I did! Chain Link is almost pure white and River Rock and Pinstripe are almost pure chalkboard grey, yet there was no bleeding, no running. Nada. They all washed beautifully.
Daisy Janie's organic fabrics are printed and finished according to GOTS standards, and there are technical quality parameters that must be met to minimize undesirable effects from rubbing, perspiration and shrinkage and to ensure light and washing fastness.
I must also admit aloud that I'm so partial to the way my fabrics sew and move and drape and crumple and flumple. I know you know what I mean about the crumpling and flumpling.
a simple topstitch around the three closed edges allows the duvet cover to keep its shape better after washing.
above & below:
seams are topstitched as you go, which also helps the duvet cover keep its tight lines when washed, reinforces seams, and takes the place of quilting. plus, I LOVE topstitching - it looks cool and it's fun.
the duvet cover is backed with Chain Link. see the crumple & flumple?
best shot. shadow-texture swoon.