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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anthropologie Taste on a Thrift Store Budget

Hello there.  How are you today?  I thought I would share with you the quilt I made using vintage sheets.


I was inspired to make this by the infamous Anthropologie ruffled shower curtain.  You know the one, and rather expensive in my opinion.


So, I began collecting vintage sheets from thrift stores and garage sales and then got busy.



(pillow case details)  These were also thrifted.


I sat with my sewing machine many hours making this quilt and I think it's sort of Anthropologie-ish don't you?  At the very least I can say it's one of a kind.



Thanks for stopping by today.
Welcome new friends!

xo,
Danielle


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153 comments:

Sherry said...

That turned out so pretty! Great job!!!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

i ADORE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

♥Linsey

Terra said...

Your bed cover is brilliant; colorful and creative and definitely one of a kind.

NanaDiana said...

Danielle- That is an amazing coverlet. I absolutely love it. I can tell it took hours and hours to make. I'll bet it is heavy, too, isn't it? xo Diana

My Vintage Mending said...

Danielle...better than Anthro...something I will certainly attempt. I can't believe how gorgeous it is. Smiles...Renee

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Well that is one down-right amazing bed cover! And yes, I think it looks like something from Anthropologie! Ya done good!!

Helen and her Daughters said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Jill said...

Oh Danielle! That is just beautiful! You are so talented and creative. You could easily sell those.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, you did an amazing job, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

andrea@townandprairie said...

WOW!!! You should sell those on Etsy! Absolutely beautiful! You need to hook this up w/ Jami's Freckeld Laundry "Air Your Laundry" sewing project on Friday! She has GOT to see this! I would totally buy!

Liliana Lunares said...

I love it Danielle!!!! It´s gorgeous
Lot of kisses from Spain
Liliana

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very AWESOME!!! I bet that took some time to put together!
Makes me want to sew...or maybe I'll just enjoy yours!
warmly,
"dlh"

that is cool that we have the same initials.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Stupendous! The ruffled bed cover is pure delight!

mare ball said...

This is beautiful! I can only imagine the time invested. But what a gem. So lovely.

Brandi said...

Beautiful job! It's seriously amazing!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!!!!Now that is a gorgeous bed cover. It is amazing all the work that went into it and how wonderful it looks. LOVE IT!!!!!!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Tammi said...

It is beautiful Danielle! I dare even say better than anything you might find at Anthropologie!!

kandeland said...

This is awesome! Just love it!! xo natalea

~ Liz ~ said...

So soft and comfy looking, but what I like best is the way the colors turned out. Did you plan it carefully or wing as you went? The effect is so sweet.
Liz

Olive Cooper said...

It is splendid. I look for 1960's vintage percale sheets all the time. That is all we sleep on but you have taken it twenty steps better!

It's All Connected said...

It's only one of a kind until we all start copying you! I'm pinning this. ~ Maureen

Denise said...

That is just darling!! Every hour that you spent making it was well worth it. And yes, your quilt is very Anthro!

chateau chic said...

LOVE, Love, Love this adorable quilt!! Definitely a great knock-off.
Mary Alice

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Dang that is cute! Kate has been wanting some funky bedcover for her college dorm and that would be awesome. Will have to show it to her. You rocked that girl!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Love it. Beautiful. You must have worked on it for hours and days. TFS. Ana

Jenny Holiday said...

Ohhh it is just darling darling darling!! And yes indeed Anthro prices are bananas! Urban Outfitters (owned by Anthro) have similar pieces a little more affordable...which is where we got our bedding....much like the waterfall bedding in an ombre.

Fabulous job! :)

Thank bunches for popping by my blog and leaving such sweet words. :)

Love from the NJ Shore!
xo Jenny

jessica said...

So beautiful!!!

Do you love him Loretta said...

Wow, its even better than the Anthro curtain, it looks like your ruffles are folded over and double! Really nice!

Do you love him Loretta said...

Oh, btw I've just become a follower! Love your quilt and LOVE your studio!!!

Kathy said...

My mouth is hanging open!! Ruffles! Oh.My.Gosh. This is just inspired. I feel like such a slacker that I can't even manage to get a couple of curtains sewn and you made this extravaganza of perfection. I usually just shout out a high-five but this is a chest bump.

Ann said...

Well, your many hours of labor sure paid off...that is one amazing bed quilt! I am in love and inspired!! Thank you so much for posting and sharing.

very merry vintage style said...

It looks so luxurious! Love it. Thanks for joining the party at Share the Love Wednesday!
Mary

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

So that's what you've been doing with all those vintage sheets. I love it!!! Now, you know all the old sheets are going to sell like hotcakes after this hits Pinterest!!! Beautifully done.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Thats better than Anthropologie and yes I do know the one.....

polkadotpeticoat said...

Thats better than Anthropologie and yes I do know the one.....

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful, Danielle...you did an amazing job with this! You are such a talented lady!

vintage grey said...

Love it Danielle!! Such a creative idea, and the vintage sheets juts make it so perfect, and better than one at Anthropologie!! Great job! xo Heather

Catherine said...

Just saw your picture on Primp and had to come over - what an amazing quilt! You've done a great job, really beautiful.

Riet said...

What a great idea I love it it is gorgeous

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out great! And yes, it's truly one of a kind-enjoy:@)

Debra said...

Fantastic Idea and Beautiful Result!

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

I adore this quilt! What a great idea and it turned out better then anthropologie!

Teagan Oliver said...

I absolutely love the idea of using vintage sheets from thrift stores. This is a wonderful idea and you did such a great job mixing the fabrics. This would make great pillows as well. I just may have to give it a try. Thank you for posting.

Rustic Anthology said...

Wow! Your quilt is amazing! Super impressed!

Visiting from Knick of Time and am a new follower!

Ashleigh @ Rusticanthology.blogspot.com

Kimmie said...

Oh how I heart your quilt!

{northern cottage} said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! I'm beyond smitten with this quilt in all its ruffley glory! amazing!

NORTHERN COTTAGE {http://www.NorthernCottage.net}

Bliss said...

THAT is terrific!!!

~Bliss~

Kim said...

Warning: I may have to stalk this blog. That quilt had me at hello. Cannot believe you made that! Now excuse me while I go grab a pot of coffee and browse around some more. Don't worry - I'm really harmless ;)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, that is sooo cool!

Mosaic Magpie said...

I love it and it looks great on that bed....now don't tell me you made the beaded bird too!
Deb

Cara-Mia said...

I know exactly which one you mean, and this surpasses it in beauty! I absolutely love this! Wishing I was more talented with a sewing machine myself now.

Young Adventures... said...

Danielle your quilt is so very darling and much cuter than anything at anthro! You did such a beautiful job!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Danielle: This quilt is just glorious! Love it, and now I may have to try something like this as well. Take care--have a wonderful week!

A Blessed Life said...

That is seriously gorgeous,I am sure you have wetted the appetites of those wanting a different quilt,I loved it.

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

A real beauty, Danielle! All your hours spent sewing were worth it....gorgeous!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

OMG! Are you kidding me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilt! Sure glad you dropped by just now so that I remembered to look at your blog. I wouldn't miss that for anything. It's just beautiful! Awesome! It goes with that beautiful header too!

Debbie said...

you are so creative danielle!!

your "space" must really inspire you!!

The Burlap Cottage said...

What a great idea! I have collected some vintage sheets and now I know what to do with them! I think it looks even better than the Anthro curtain....and that's saying a lot because I love Anthro!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Danielle,
This is fabulous! You should sell these! It would look amazing on my full size guest room bed (always a tough size to find something for) - a true work of art!
Pinning this (even though I can't sew a button - a girl can dream)!
Kelly

Vintage Street Designs said...

What a great use of all those vintage sheets! I know exactly what shower curtain you are talking about!!! :) Hopped over from Wow Us Wednesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow me back. Have a great night. Judy :) http://www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow Danielle, I LOVE IT! It is very Anthropologie-ish and yet SO much more interesting. Well done!

Hugs,
Judy

Little Vintage Cottage said...

OMG, that is just beautiful! I love it! I'm pinning too!

Tania

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Danielle! What a beautiful and yes, very Anthro-ish quilt you made! Love the way you re-purposed the vintage sheets into something so artful and useful. Love Anthropologie, but agree they are often too overpriced. Your quilt looks wonderful in the room. Great wall color!

I got excited because I just bought a vintage sheet in the same pattern as the second ruffle down in the close up pic! :-)

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Just visited your studio, and am a new follower, but I had to tell you how wonderful this coverlet is!!!!!! What a great idea!!!!

Creative Breathing said...

Danielle, Your creative space was such a joy to visit. There were so many vintage items for storage that I had never heard about. Satin glove boxes, beautiful! Your window treatment, inspirational! This bedspread is a revelation to me. Such creativity to be found here. Elizabeth

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, your ruffled bed cover is amazing! Love that. And the cute little beaded bird too.

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

I am soooo in love with this! I'm going to start collecting vintage sheets, starting with some of my grandmothers!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Also LOVE your blog header...so lovely! Excited to be a new follower!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is just too cute, you did an amazing job. love all the colors and those fabulous ruffles...VERY Anthropologie, I'll be featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration Thursday afternoon. thanks so much for linking up!

Erika Marsh said...

OH this is soooooo LOVELY! It turned out beautiful!!! This makes me wish I could sew...seriously! What an inspiration!!! Did I mention how lovely I think this is! You should be super proud! :) I love DIY and thrifty, vintage up-cycling and this is def. a project to make people want to do more of that! Please come share this at our link party - "Home is Where the Heart is" http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-2/ Please feel free to link any other posts you'd like to share!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I can't even imagine how long it took to make this, but it is amazing! You have a great gift. Thanks so much for sharing with us. I love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

It turned out absolutely beautiful!!Have a great day.
Hugs,
Marie

BlueShell said...

Oh my...dis you do all that beauty????~
Marvelous!!!

Thanks for sharing!
That "thing" about "people being transparent" is kind of a privet joke: my school master is nothing but transparent - He's a bad, corrupt man. But he claims that is actions are "transparent" ( we know that it is the opposite"! This a joke...The meaning is that if he's so transparent I do not need to SEE him...or say "Hello"!

Have a blessed day!~´
BShell

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Ivy and Elephants. Would love it it you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party @TheDedicatedHouse. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-6.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! Im sure it tooka long time to make. Will you be sharing how you made it?

Cynthia said...

It is, by far, prettier than the Anthropologie beadspread. Love how the different sheet designs all work together. You did a fabulous job on this!

Susan said...

Saw your spread over at Common Ground today - wow Danielle! Girl, you have been busy! What a great idea and it turned out wonderfully. Anthro - look out!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is amazing! You rock! Thanks for sharing this at Potpourri Friday!

Mary Ellen said...

I have seen these using the white or soft pastel solid fabrics but this is a fantastic idea using different vintage sheets!! I just sold 2 gorgeous sheets from my booth the other day- wonder if she was going to do something like this with them- makes me wish I had them now!

bee blessed
mary

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

Love it! I know the work put into this (I made a shower curtain with no ruffling foot). Its gorgeous!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...My goodness! I can imagine that sleeping on your ruffly comforter would be like sleeping on a puffy cloud!
What a beautiful and time consuming achievement!
Bravo!
Carolynn
I have made a bag that has the layered ruffles on it in vintage reproduction fabrics. It is destined to be a "giveaway" in the near future.

Doni said...

HAAAA~!~~ It's MARVELOUS!!!!
Oh my, what a ton of work...but oh so worth it!! It's just amazing...
GREAT JOB!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing it with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday! I can't believe how much ruffled goodness you got out of old sheets!
Oh dear...I think you've started a new fad!
Blessings to you!!
Doni

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my word, that is just stunning. I know how long it takes to do ruffles so I am amazed at your patience and diligence. That is a work of art!

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage ~ Cabin Creek said...

Hi Danielle, I'm back again, I saw your beautiful quilt featured at Common Ground and I am still in awe at how beautiful it is! I have to keep coming back just to look at it! You did a fantastic job!

Crystal said...

I saw this on Pinterest and had to come over and tell you how beautiful it is!! What a great job! I believe you when you say it took hours :) You've inspired me - maybe I can manage cushion covers! So nice to meet you!

Theresa said...

OH my gosh Danielle I LOVE IT!!! That is really beautiful, I'm going to send the link to my sister who has recently purchased a ruffler foot so she can be inspired. GORGEOUS! t.xoxo

Buttercup Bliss said...

Amazing!!! I have no idea how you did it, but it is precious!!! I love it!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my goodness!! I Love love it! This is so beautiful! You did an amazing job on this Danielle! :) Hope you have a lovely rest of the evening! ...enjoying your masterpiece! :)
xo Holly

Beesknees said...

This is so very lovely. I'm pasting this to my file of things to make for a future Grand-Girl, my "Fingers-Firmly-Crossed" file.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh my sweet goodness!
This is wonderful. I love the look of it. The colors and...the fact that it is recycled materials.
I hope you give a tutorial on how to do this.
This would be so sweet in my grand-daughter's room.

Pat

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous colors and what a fabulous coverlet. Want to know what I love most? How all of us have all these different tastes and passions and yet we converge upon one another and become blogger friends. Different tastes come together and make us rethink what we are doing sometimes. LOVE IT!

Now...about your comment to me about my health... Thank you so much for your kind words. They mean more than you know.

Big Colorful Hugs~

Rebecca

Tara said...

I absolutely love the cover..xx

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...this is adorable! Your should sell them!!! Thank you for your sweet comments you left me the other day...you are always so kind and encouraging.
Have a great weekend. ....off to take a peek at your studio one more time ...it is amazing. xoxo

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh Danielle! I just have to say again and again...how great this is...how perfectly perfect it looks....what a great job you did...and I just might have to try making my own ruffled bedspread someday...but you know mine would be all shades of beige, taupes and whites!

thanks for the inspiration!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is totally awesome! I love it and I would so put that in my home!

Curtains in My Tree said...

FABULOUS DEAR
do you have enough scraps to make me one just like it ??

Debi said...

Beautiful job. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/surf-spray-and-wednesdays-adorned-from.html
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Carrie Barron said...

FABULOUS! STUPENDOUS! WONDERFUL! I love this quilt! The vintage sheets are perfect. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Carrie
http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is one of the cutest quilts I've ever seen! Love it!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Let me be #98 to tell you this is fabulous. You have way more patience than I do.

HRH Sarah said...

Just came over from Freckled Laundry, and WOW!!! That is a fabulous piece of work! I love it! Very Anthro.

freckled laundry said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Shabbyfufu said...

Are you kidding us...it's GORGEOUS! Wow, patience of a saint in making that I'm sure....

Janet

Cocalores said...

This looks awesome! I think it has a lot more charm than a store-bought one. Everyone with a big budget and/or their personal interior designer can have that, but making your own is so much more unique! Way to go, girl!

Mitzi said...

Wow, that is totally awesome! I might do a future blog post with creations of my favorite bloggers, and this project is going to be featured with your permission, of course....

Tina said...

Great Job, very inspirational!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I have no idea how I missed this! Wow, it's fabulous and a real labor of love worth every bit of time it took to create it. Stunning!!

Anita said...

Oh my goodness, I don't have words! I know how tedious it is to make ruffles, so I am in awe of this! Just beautiful!!

studio1404 said...

I'm speechless! This is so beautiful! Found you on Wow Us Wednesdays and shared your creation on my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/studio1404

Keeping it Cozy said...

GORGEOUS! It has an Anthropologie vibe but yours is so much more special and I just love the vintage touch. Amazing!

Rhissanna said...

I found this featured on Ivy and Elephants. It's really very lovely and summery!

Angela said...

OMGoodnessssss....This quilt is absolutely divine!!! I am totally in love. If I'd made this, I think I'd just sit & stare ... & drool over what a good job I'd done ;)
Blessings~

daisypetals said...

This is Melissa @ Daisy Mae Belle. I LOVE this quilt! I am redecorating my 12 year old daughter's room right now. She loves Anthropologie, but I do not love the price tag! We are trying to give her the "look" through thrift store and yard sale finds! I am pinning this! I am your newest "linky" follower!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I think BETTER than Anthropology because YOU made it! LOVE...LOVE...LOVE...and you have inspired me to use my sheets!!! I have a closet full of them and an entire three drawer dresser, too.

Loved my visit today! Wish you were my neighbor! We'd have so much fun!

Becky

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

Oh my goodness did my heart skip a beat when I visited your blog today for the first time. I also collect enamel flower pins and we were both featured on Ivy's and Elephants and I love your upcycled sheet quilt! Amazing. Most important is we are sisters in Christ:)
I am your newest follower!

Anne said...

Danielle,
That is gorgeous!!! I wish I could sew!Now following you along.Joining from Savvy Southern style!
xx
Anne

Decor & Harmony said...

I love this! One of these days I'm going to get around to making one. Thanks for inspiring us all :)

The Mandatory Mooch said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tasty-thursdays-1.html

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday!

Miss Gracie's House said...

This is pretty amazing!! I can't believe you sat there long enough to sew all of those ruffles...it is beautiful!
Rene'

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

I wanted to stop by and leave a comment, not even sure that you will even see it. Wow, I'm #120 to tell you how fabulous this is. Love all the ruffles. I'm actually saving material right now to sew a similar quilt, I'm going for the shabby chic look using pinks, light greens and white. It will be a long time before mine will be finished. Until then, I'll admire yours!!

Danielle Wagasky said...

This is what I want in my daughters room! So pretty! I love the headboard also. Beautifully vintage. Can't wait to read through your blog some more.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Absolutely lovely! I sew too and I know how long it takes to make a bedspread. You did an amazing job and created a one of kind heirloom!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Barn Owl Primitives said...

i am in love!! beautiful!!

Margie said...

that is just sooooooo beautiful! i would LOVE to have one of those myself, but not knowing how to sew i don't think that's going to happen, so i'll just have to admire yours!!! :) it really is amazing!

freckled laundry said...

Hi Danielle! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your quilt for {air your laundry} friday! xo Jami

Admin said...

I read in your post that you inspired by someone...but i want to say you that your design sheets so lovely!!
Patchwork quilt

Michelle said...

Love it! Stand back and take in the view. Absolutely gorgeous!

retrorevival.biz said...

OMG, this is GORGEOUS! Sooooo trumps any overpriced anthro-who stuff! You believe in that old saying, "Copying is the highest form of flattery," right? Please say yes 'cause I REALLY want to try making one for my bed!

~Cindy

fatti___ said...

que colcha lindaaa! *-* amo babadinhos , amo o vintage!

bjus!

fatti.

Sandy Michelle said...

How long did it take you to make this? It's stunning!!
Sandy xox

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This is so gorgeous! I love it!

Erin Bransford said...

Gorgeous! Would love it if you would share your method!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I collect vintage sheets too! I never thought of doing a ruffled coverlet but I am now! Your coverlet is gorgeous...I love it!!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

this is just stunning. I am in awe of the beauty. Thank you for sharing.

bonniegetchell said...

It's completely gorgeous!!

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

buildingthisnest said...

So gorgeous! It looks amazing with that vintage bed frame :)
Steph

Taren said...

LOVE this! It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing

Taren said...

Love this, its SO beautiful!

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

i just absolutely love this...it's beautiful (as if you didn't already know :) thank you for the gorgeous inspiration...
♥ much love

PatZachary said...

i think it is so funny when people immediately say - you should sell this - hmmmhhh - i am thinking - i would never sell this :) may i ask what the base of this beauty is? it is beautiful.

Jo said...

found your quilt on pinterest .... it is fabulous ... and now i need to make one of my own ... and for a lot less money than that infamous shower curtain!

Everyday Whimsy Accessories said...

How did you fit it through your sewing machine? I am trying to think how I would do this

Everyday Whimsy Accessories said...

I am curious as to how you fit it through your sewing machine.

Vicki said...

This is adorable! I would love to make one myself. How many sheets did you use??? Any instructions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

jbquilter said...

Love love love this quilt and you have to know that I am going to try and make one like it. It is totally awesome and so Vintage!

Peggy Hale said...

Aren't you smart and creative! I love it and if I like to sew I'd make one. lol Beautiful job. :-) Peggy PJH Designs

Catherine Elizabeth said...

I love this quilt. So beautiful! Do you have a pattern or instructions? Thanks

Catherine Elizabeth said...

I love this quilt. So beautiful! Do you have a pattern or instructions? Thanks

Katie said...

This is so gorgeous. I may start collecting a few more vintage sheets now! xx

Wendys Hat said...

I absolutely LOVE it! How long did it take for you to find them all? Wow!...inspired...

Tittel Tribune said...

Can you update your post and give some basic how to directions, please? Now that you've inspired us all, help us create our own! LOL

Rogers Family said...

I am with Tittel Tribune, can you do a small tutorial on how you did this. I am a quilter and would just love the basics on how you did your ruffles. And what did you use for your base material to sew the ruffles to?

Val said...

I just found this post, Danielle, and I love what you've done here. Truly gorgeous and so much more special than store-bought. I'm tempted to do this, but it's a project I'll save for when I have a sewing machine. :) Gorgeous work!