September 1, 2011

Pintuck Obsession

After many many hours my bedding is now complete! This is definitely the biggest project I've tackled and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

It started with the completion of the duvet cover back in April. That was the boring part (and I knew it would be). Now I have two pillows and a blanket to spice the whole thing up a bit.

I bought 10 yards of gray linen from Denver Fabrics online for a great price. I really really love it. It's soft and cozy. Plus, I love the way linen wrinkles.

I was going to do box pleats like this for the entire length of the pillows and blanket, but I just couldn't figure out how to iron and sew those lines perfectly straight on such large pieces. I knew if I couldn't do it really well it was going to look really stupid. So, after a few hours of trying to wrack my brain around that I finally landed on pintucking instead. And, I'm so happy that I did. I like it even better.

I don't think I've pintucked anything before. I did 52 lines total. Crazy. It was fun but quickly tedious and exhausting. I'm glad it's done.

Here's to a big project finally getting completed! Feels good.