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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Dust Ruffle and Comforter

Well, the marathon is finally ending.  I finished the dust ruffle and cut down the comforter to size for the Guest Bedroom.  Yip-Skip, I am almost done.



 Remember I found this comforter brand new at Goodwill for $10 on half off day last year.  I thought it was a full/queen size, but when I got it out it was a king and way too big.  So I had to cut it down.  That was a ton of work since it is so thick and poofy.  I cut both sides down a little and then hand hemed the sides back up.  Then this was the plaid fabric I showed you that I wanted to use for the dust ruffle.  Well, I think they turned out great together.


Hard to get a good picture of the color of both.  The plaid is a mix of brown, camel and red.  I didn't want a lot of the red showing, so I turned the fabric sideways and pleated it so the red was inside the pleat.  I think it turned out pretty good.


Ok, just a little more fluffing and I can say this is DONE!!!



Hopefully the finished reveal tomorrow.


49 comments:

  1. I love these patterns together, Marty! Great job! I can't believe you hand hemmed that comforter. Tedious, I'm sure. The bed skirt looks great. If you have time maybe you can do a "how to" on that. Most of the ones I like are way out of my budget, but I'm sure one could be made with the same look for less.

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  2. That is gorgeous. And, to be able to sew all of this...that is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing. I love it all. Have a great Wednesday.

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  3. Marty, what a gift you have to be able to do that alteration on such a large item. I'm afraid, that I would have donated it back to GW. It is looking fabulous! I'll be checking to see your reveal! Thanks, Helen

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  4. Love, love, love it! Great look Marty! =) Happy Wednesday! xo ~Liz

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  5. Marty I LOVE it!! The fabric combo is beautiful! Can't wait to see the full reveal!

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  6. Wow, this is looking good. Can I come and stay for awhile. :)

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  7. Looks nice and cozy warm ! Awesome work ! Have a great day !

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  8. I love the two fabrics together.Can't wait for the reveal.

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  9. I sure wish I could sew like you, it looks so adorable with the comforter!

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  10. Colors and patterns look fabulous together; I can NOT imagine cutting down a comforter like you did!
    Nancy

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  11. Wow Marty look at you go!
    Love the colors!!
    Wish I could sew......

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  12. Your fabric choices go great together. I have been looking forward to seeing the completed "hunt" guest room. You are so talented to take on projects like this... Can't wait to see the completed room. dgmills

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  13. Marty!

    It's beautiful! You really do have an eye!

    xo

    Andie

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  14. They look great together. I can only imagine what a job it was to cut that comforter down. Whew! You did a wonderful job on that box pleated skirt! xo Diana

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  15. Marty what a great deal on your comforter! The skirt goes excellent with it. You are sure talented to be able to cut the comforter down to size. I am not sure if I would have been up to tackling that project! Great job!

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  16. Excited to see the room reveal Marty!! You did a fabulous job :)

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  17. Muito bonito, gostei.


    Bjs cristalinos

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  18. Very beautil, MArty! I can imagine how much it takes to sew that but you did an excellent job.....Christine

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  19. Those two fabrics work like a charm! You did a really good job on that pleated skirt!

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  20. Mary, un gran trabajo de seguro pero muy laborioso, me encanta el buen gusto que tiene para las telas, se ve precioso, y concuero con ese dobladillo, excelente.

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  21. it looks great.. you're an excellent sewist Marty.

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  22. It's looking great so far. I'm sure it wasn't easy to cut that comforter down. Awesome job. The dust ruffle is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the full reveal.

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  23. Marty,
    Love the color combination! Can't wait to see th rest of the room. I'm sure it will be perfect as usual.
    Sandy

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  24. Great colors and the pattern combination looks great...You must really be a talented seamstress! I would not have been able to do anything with it, because I never conquered the sewing machine.. This rooms looks so pretty!

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  25. What a great look! You are so talented Marty. Your guest room is looking more and more welcoming every day! Jane

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  26. Oh, Marty! It looks amazing! The ruffle is gorgeous and the colors go so well together! You are very talented! Can't wait to see the reveal!

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  27. Oh wow, that is just so pretty Marty!
    Great job and such sewing talent you have too.
    Hugs to you,
    Cindy

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  28. Wow, you did a beautiful job. They match incredibly well.

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  29. Love love love it, Marty!
    Cannot believe what a steal you found.
    Turned out perfect.
    xox
    Alison

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  30. It looks great. I think the patterns coordinate very well together. Good job.

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  31. Marty,
    The dust ruffle and comforter look amazing together!!! You have done such a beautiful seamstress job withthe plaid fabric! I can hardly wait for the reveal!
    Hark...is that a drum roll I hear faintly in the background???
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  32. Love the colors and pattern Marty..you have done such a beautiful job....

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  33. Wow, that's a lot of work, and turned out just beautifully. The fabrics coordinate perfectly. Can't wait to see the whole shebang. :)

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  34. Marty,
    You are such a special human being! I pray that God keeps blessing you for very many years.
    Thank you for being an inspiration and a role model.

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  35. Beautiful job Marty and so worth all the effort!
    I love the rich paisley fabric and pairing it with the plaid was the perfect complement.
    Enjoy!

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  36. You are amazing girl! The fabric combo is beautiful, I love it. I can't wait fopr the BIG REVEAL!!!! XO, Pinky

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  37. Boy, am I impressed! What a job to tackle and you did it so beautifully. I have a new home and a guest room without a stick of furniture in it. Come to my house and give me some advice!

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  38. Hi Marty. I love the plaid fabric that you combined with your comforter. The two fabrics really complement each other. You did a great job on the bedskirt too!

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  39. Hi Marty,

    I love it! The color combo makes the room warm and inviting.

    Dee

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  40. Marty - Your dust ruffle and comforter are beautiful. What a undertaking sizing the comforter down. Can't wait to see the finished room. Your hard work is really paying off.

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  41. Beautiful! I love the both the dust ruffle and the comforter. Cannot believe you found that at GW! Wow, what a deal! You have done so much work in this room and it looks fantastic. I just saw the last post by the way and I love the non traditional furniture you used. I think I like that idea quite a bit for a guest room actually! Necessity breeds Innovation for sure!

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  42. That is VERY pretty..I cant believe it was only $10! :)

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  43. Excellent look! I'm impressed that you cut down the comforter! I tried that once but it proved to be too much for my sewing machine! The fabrics are classic and rich in color! Love it!

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  44. Marty...the room is fantastic....I LOVE the Hoosier Cabinet....Such a great piece in the room that serves more than one function...great decision to use that...I love the colors that you chose and you did such a marvelous job creating such beautiful equestrian vignette and feel to the room....I so love it all...Your guests will never want to leave!

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  45. Marty,
    I love the new room it looks wonderful. Warm and inviting.
    Pat

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