Friday, November 16, 2012

So Many Projects

I finished a few small things, like taking in more shirts for the Piemaker, and a few big things, like a new duvet cover.






 
You might recall that I have a passion for these African prints or wax prints:

 I’ve been hoarding many yards of the fabrics and hesitating to cut into them. I made one dress last year, and the famous Giraftan, both of which I ended up liking very much.

A large scale project was what I needed to put some of these huge prints to good use. This is a simple envelope-style cover where you slide the comforter in, flip the top over, and button it closed.
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I made a few pillows too.


This cacophony of color might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but my home décor has been taking a more “global” turn the last few years, with carved masks, woven wall hangings, and a jungle of house plants. I like how these colors and patterns add to the aesthetic (if you can call it that LOL).

That was a big accomplishment.

 

Still, somehow, after working non-stop for three days, I still have a big stack of projects to do!

Katrina

5 comments:

  1. I'm sure your house can carry the prints. You have the sunshine and warmth at least.
    Over here our tartan woolen blanket is more climate appropriate!
    I used to live an area London with African fabric market stalls, I should have bought some. Maybe sometime when I'm in London I'll revisit.

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    1. Makes sense! Being a mature(ish) person now, I like to think that the best decor is a compromise between comfort, culture, and personal aesthetic.
      These fabrics are just so appealing to me with the huge patterns and bright colors, but I admit, they are somewhat hard to find a use for.

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  2. What a fabulous idea. I've often thought that those unquilted quilt tops I have would make a good duvet cover. Hmmmm....

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    1. Especially for people like me! I have just enough stick-to-itiveness to complete some simple piecing, but I just don't want to take the time to put on the quilt back, do the quilt stitching, apply the binding, etc.
      Also good for easy pillow covers.

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  3. They DO seem to multiply when you're not looking, don't they? I'm collecting some fabrics for a duvet cover too - love what you did here. For me, it's going to be an after the holidays project (because of the multiplying projects for Christmas gifts thing I have happening when I'm sleeping).

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