tuesday treat

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Ever have an old blanket that you just can't part with? This Ralph Lauren blanket is one of those, for me. However, my mostly sweet, sometimes naughty, Cal-girl chewed a few holes in it over the last few years, and it was just looking ratty, albeit, still such a comfy blanket. Enter old blanket + new fleece duvet cover........
I trimmed the blanket down to 86"*86" and also bought some bright and ohsocheery mustard fleece, trimmed it to the same measurement and sewed and serged the pieces together like a pillow-case, leaving one end open to stuff in my down comforter..............

......and although I really liked it, I mean, I really liked seeing that fun and happy mustard fleece peeking out, I decided it needed a few flowers to cover the holes that said naughty puppy chewed.............

and, wow, why all of the lines?
well, that's because I made a few wrong cuts,
so this cover is filled with extra seams.........
i totally meant it that way, right? ;-)

ah, that's better. no more holes peeking out......
and did you notice the serged edge on the flowers?
my grandma bought me a brand-spankin'-new serger!
[thank you Gigi--it's already been put to great use!]
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oh wait, I see a partial hole.......
can't win them all........
but let me just say, this old-blanket-turned-new-duvet-cover is comfy with a C........
it was totally worth spending the $12 on mustard fleece................
oh, and by the way, Cali lost her bed privileges months ago.....

8 comments:

  1. Okay, you are too creative. How is it that everything you make looks like its from some sort of fancy smancy magazine and mine look...well like they are homemade?!? I totally noticed the serged edging on your flowers immediately and knew you were having fun with your new gift! P.S.I've never go with those colors on my own, but I love how they look together! You certainly have an eye for color!

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  2. I love it, Sarah! It was so fun to see the fleece and hear your idea in a previous post, and then to see your finished project. I try to envision what your creations will look like, but they're always better than I imagine they could be. I'm just saying it because it's true. :)

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  3. it's fabulous!! love it!!

    I sew wish I had gotten the sewing gene as well......but alas...that paisley skirt grandmom helped me make in jr high ruined me forever......:)

    xo

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  4. ooooo and ahhhhhh.... lovely! I just want to know, do we get a "treat" like this every Tuesday? :) beautiful, tasteful, thrifty job! love it.

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  5. Looks great, Friend! Tell Cali she can come sleep with me any time... :)

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  6. thanks friends! you all are so sweet!

    barb, I'm still laughing at your comment and its twenty-four hours later;-)

    beth...I'm going to try and make it a habit of making something each week;-)

    jules--is this really you??;-) i never thought those words would come out of your mouth;-) i'll pass the good news on to cali;-)

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