Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Phase II of my bedspread......

I've been busy with my grandkids this week so working on the bedspread came to a halt until today. 

It was my plan to get it finished today, but my beautiful daughter surprised me and stopped over to have a cup of coffee with me this morning! It was gorgeous outside so we sat on the front porch and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I love those moments, I cherish time with my girls, and for her to take time out of her busy schedule to come and just visit means the world to me. We had a nice visit that lasted until well after lunch.

I did get this much finished and hope to have it completed tomorrow. I also ordered two Euro shams that were delivered yesterday that I want to make covers for.

In case you are interested in how I'm making it, I will continue my tutorial.....



This is where I left off in my last post. 
You can see my two rows of thread that I sewed for gathering, grab the threads to your right and hold them tight while you move the fabric to your left, keep moving it slowly down the string until you come to your half-way mark


 
To make it easier on the fingers, I wrap the threads around a pencil to hold the threads tight



Keep moving the fabric slowly along until you reach the middle. Then start from the left side and move the fabric again towards the center. When you have all the fabric gathered, lay it down (right sides together) and fit it to the top of the bedspread, moving the fabric along if you have to, to fit the length of the top. Pin it down all the way along.....



once you get it pinned.....



sew it in place. You have your first side finished, now you do the same thing for the other two sides. 


 
I only took a picture of one of the finished sides, but I did get all the sides sewn on today. Tomorrow I'll take it up to my bed and lay it out to see if it fits well before going any farther.   

You know what I always say....

"Slow and steady wins the race"   :)


2 comments:

  1. So I went back and read the posts up to here and I have to say that I am a) in love with that bedding now, too and b) cannot wait to see how this turns out. I bet it will be gorgeous and your directions are great. I may copy you and make one of my own!! Pinning it all!!

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    1. Hey Kim, I just finished the bedspread and I LOVE it!! I hope you can understand my instructions, it's hard to explain instructions sometimes, it makes sense to me but it may not for anyone else! just let me know if you have any questions!

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