Hello Everyone,

This summer has been super busy for me.  But this past week I was able to sneak out to Vegas for 3 days!! Woohoo!  We don't gamble, but we love to see a good show.  We saw Rod Stewart for the 6th time.  It never gets old!

But also this summer I was able to squeeze in making a new quilt for our bed.  I made a spread though.  It is about 124" x 124", I just didn't want a bed skirt and this way the hubs and I don't fight over the covers.... LOL!

I used Kaffe Fassett's Artisan collection and a pattern that came from his marketing materials.  It is called the Darling Duvet Cover.  I just didn't make the duvet, I made it into a quilt as it suited me better.  It is a free pattern and can be found here.  When I made it I just modified the length of each strip.

Because it was so large, I just ended up quilting it with an edge to edge design on my long arm.  Plus, it just didn't call for a custom quilting job.  This quilt is entirely utilitarian in nature and also slept on by my kitty quilt inspectors.

Then once it was done, I wanted to dress it up more and make it an ensemble.  So I purchased some shams and a solid quilt... yes, purchased.  I got them from Stein Mart for a great price and I just couldn't pass them up.  But I did have trouble choosing which color quilt... pear or raspberry?

Then I found this great "Happy" pillow.  Perfect for this bed.  I made two small pillows with ADORABLE trim that I found.  I also am reusing the pillow forms from my previous decorative pillows.  I have a few more pillows to make, but I have to sneak them in between projects.

I am super happy with how the bed turned out!!!

Until Next Time...

Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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