Yes, I made yet another poofy comforter and I absolutely love how super soft and comfy it is. And squishy, so very squishy :).
I started off with these fabrics from my stash but I soon realized I had to do some editing. I decided to cut my patchwork squares at 12" instead of the original 6" squares and some of my fabric pieces were not large enough. I ended up using mostly low volume prints, some novelty prints and some regular "grown up" patterns, and I quite like how it all worked out.
I so love that alphabet fabric I used for the backing. It was originally a duvet cover I bought a while back at Ikea, I simply took it apart and used one layer for this comforter. The fabric felt a little bit rough at first but became a lot softer after I washed it. Plus, can you really beat two twin sized backings for just $19.99?
I followed my original tutorial and did little "tacks" where my patchwork squares met and then I hand quilted through the middle of my squares.
I prefer to hand quilt my comforters as the stitches don't squash the batting as much as the machine stitches would ( I usually use 3/4" high loft polyester batting). And no binding, of course.
As you can see, it's been put to good use already. Makes me want to bury myself in all these blankets and sleep all afternoon long :).
Thanks for reading, friends. Svetlana