By way of background, I'd been looking for a grey fabric as backing to this quilt top, but to no avail. I wanted something with a bit of a fleck to it, rather than solid grey, and was discovering that grey is not exactly popular at present. The plan was to applique an Eiffel tower onto it to make the quilt truly reversable. Even from the car, the colour of these sheets were enough to make me stop on my way home and check them out. They proved to be unaffected by paint, or anything else that I could work out.
In the end I changed my mind a little, and have managed to produce this doona cover for the Schoolboy from the flat sheet:
A little patching was required on the back, covered by some strategically placed red stripes:
I made the matching pillowslip from the leftovers, cut the back of the quilt from the fitted sheet (even this showed no signs of wear - I'm assuming the grey didn't fit with their newly-renovated interior any longer), and have some fabric left over for another project. Not bad for 3 minutes of cringing by the side of the road!
- The Schoolboy's declared this the best and most comfortable doona ever, but is consistently sleeping with the Eiffel tower facing down?!?
- The Kinderboy's now decided that he needs a black doona cover with a Kiwi on it.
- I'm wondering if either of them realize that we're Australian!