Wednesday, May 26, 2010


I was doing some house-cleaning today, stripped the bed and put on clean sheets, and decided it was time to pack up my winter comforter and bring out my summer bedspread. I made this 3 years ago, I think, because I wanted something for myself. Everything I made I either gave away as presents, or sold. At the time I was making a lot of gorgeous bedspreads, like this one:

So my mind was on bedspreads. I had this beautiful Lee Jofa print with exotic birds and foliage in really pretty colors:

I tried lots of fabric combinations until finally I took the plunge and used a soft narrow wale corduroy which is so soft it hardly is cordury at all, more like brushed cotton. The weights were totally different. The Lee Jofa is a light-weight linen weave cotton, and the other piece is almost too heavy, but it turned out very well. This was the only fabric I had that matched the jungle theme and the colors, and the heavier weight works well for the border. Here are shots of my bedroom with my summer bedspread. I hope you enjoy.


  1. Wow- what a great combination of of my favourite things is to mix prints thematically or through colourways, and this is a perfect hard to find those combinations sometimes, but this really works!

  2. Fabric is my downfall.....I cannot walk into a fabric store "just" to pick up a quick item: to me it's like a candy store. In fact I am in the process of finishing up some fabric art over the weekend.

  3. Nancy, that is so pretty :) I Love it :)

    Have a wonderful Weekend, T. :)

  4. I love the first bedspread! Beautiful fabric and lovely design. That fabric would inspire me to try another quilt, like the first one I tried.

  5. This is sooo pretty! I hope it finds a good home!