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Bedroom Makeover Revisited

A couple months ago I wrote about helping my mom choose fabric to sew a new quilt for my childhood bedroom. (You can read that post here.) Since I like closure and love seeing finished quilts in their intended environment, I thought you’d enjoy seeing the finished results from that shopping trip.

Here’s a photo of the finished bed quilt, complete with new wall art. It creates a very sophisticated room! I think this is an interesting example of how to decorate with a contemporary pattern, creating a look that isn’t what most people would consider when they think about using a traditional bed quilt.

Here’s a photo of the coordinating pillow shams, a simple design featuring the same quilting pattern.

And finally, a close-up of one of the blocks, as well as the very cool waterfall machine quilting pattern.

Lisa Swenson Ruble

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  • Darla says:

    Posted June 30, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I like your mom’s quilt and the matching pillow shams, too. Is the lighter edge of the sham quilted and is the edge pieced onto the blue part or is it more like a ruffle, sewn between the front and back? Very nice comfortable looking room.

  • Lisa Swenson Ruble says:

    Posted June 30, 2011 at 9:00 am

    The quilt shop owner where she got it quilted had a great suggestion–she told her to piece the sham fronts and send them in with the quilt to be quilted. So the lighter edge is quilted as well, and the pillow opening was added on to the back. I can’t wait to go visit and see it myself!

  • Darla says:

    Posted July 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

    I hadn’t thought of doing it that way…great idea, similar to quilting fabric and then cutting out pieces.

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