Monday, February 7, 2011

A Foot Quilt

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Have you ever stayed in a hotel that has a foot quilt on the bed?  It’s a narrow quilt that just covers the feet and I started one for our bed with Soul Blossoms.

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It measures 38" x 100", so its just big enough for the end of the bed.  I made this one on-point (squares on the diagonal….bleh).  I don’t like making on-point quilts AT ALL…but I like the look of them so I sucked it up and made it anyways. 

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Now that I have this top done my husband and kind-of-me decided that we want a  full King sized quilt instead so we can take off the annoying duvet cover (as in the one I JUST made!!!!)  So now I want to make a real king sized quilt for our bed…but not with these fabrics.  Sigh. 

ps.  Thank you for all your great keep-kids-busy ideas!   Today I am putting snow in the bathtub for my kids to play in…cause we have plenty of snow.  

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30 comments:

Melinda said...

Your husband and my husband should get together. I made enough blocks for a lap sized quilt out of my Soul Blossoms and my husband asked me to make a blanket for our bed instead. So I have a bunch more Soul Blossoms on order...and a ton of work to do.

Dianne said...

It looks fabulous! I love the idea...but I have a question... Will it fall off the bed in the middle of the night?

randi---i have to say said...

so pretty!

i don't like making bed-sized quilts (i am in the midst of one right now!) because they are just too big. lap-sized is so much more fun. or foot-sized! :)

The Tulip Patch said...

Pretty soon I am going to get started on a Quilt-As-You-Go for our King size bed. We hate our duvet thingie, too. My son has a duvet but instead of stuffing it we just lay it over his quilts...that way you can still look at the duvet but not have to deal with the shifting.

Peggy said...

This is a great idea! Right now we keep an afghan across the foot of the bed because we like the additional weight on our feet. I know this would also be a hit with out boys... hmm I wonder if I can get one made in under two weeks for our eldest's birthday. Now to figure out the color scheme. (his will be wickedly easy as he likes BIG BOLD geometric shapes....) Thanks for the great idea!!

JCnNC said...

I recently purchased a book, Bed Runners, Using Precut Fabrics, and thought I could make a runner for the foot of our king-size bed instead of having to make a big quilt. My thought process was we put a very generic neutral color spread on (flat and not puffy) then put any quilt or quilt runner across the bottom with a couple new pillowcases or shams to match. I did not know that hotels were alread using them this way and call them foot warmers. I learned something new today.

Impera_Magna said...

I always wondered what those things are on hotel beds... they're always out of some silky/satiny type material and just slide off the bed. What a nuisance...

But it makes sense to have something to put over your feet if you're lying on the bed... or extra warmth just for your feet when sleeping. Hmmm...

Love your foot quilt... good luck with your king-size quilt... I want to make one for my DD and DSIL this year...

The Hunter's Prize said...

I love the blue hued Soul Blossoms. I'm currently working on a king sized quilt for a friend and I'm getting ready to quilt but have NO IDEA how I'm going to do it on my little machine. Good luck!

Tanya said...

What a great idea and something that can be done quickly....relatively speaking

Danae said...

Love the idea of a foot quilt! Might just have to turn my current project into one.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

I love it!

CJ said...

Why do you hate your duvet?? My son requests duvets for his bed so that he can continue to use his down comforter. My plan is to make a quilt top, back it with muslin and quilt those two together and then make it into a duvet. I get to make a quilt, ds gets his duvet! Win-win!

Crystal said...

I think this is super cute, and yay for you tackling the on-point design. I'm in the process of designing a quilt for my queen size bed too, so I know how that feels. I'm thinking a basic patch, because I'll probably never finish it if it isn't basic, LOL Good luck!! =)

foodies at home said...

Super cute! Good luck with your new project! My husband and I can never agree on covers for the bed either! LOL

Lex said...

Really cute!
I just used your Juice Box pattern last week to make a baby quilt for a co-worker. I got lots of compliments. Thanks! It was a fun pattern, I may try it again for a baby quilt - those seem to be never ending

Cheryl Arkison said...

I saw that snow in the bathtub idea too, I love it!

We suffer with the duvet in the winter - no choice up here. But a quilt on the bed in summer. And I'm not allowed to change the one we use because it is Hubby's favourite.

Katy said...

DON'T YOU HATE DUVET COVERS! Phew, sorry to go all caps there. I love the puffy look, love the ability to just wash the cover, but DON'T YOU HATE DUVET COVERS! I mean, we've put a man into space, we play music on little things smaller than a pack of gum, but somehow we as a civilization haven't figured out how to improve upon the ginormous pillowcase idea. I have major issues with it, if that's not already obvious.

If you use a quilt, will you use it over other bedding or as your provider of warmth and decor? Oh, and making a king quilt...that's going to be quite the project. We have a Cal King bed, so I submit that it will be just as easy to make two King size quilts at the same time as it would be to make one, so feel free to make one for me as well.

I keep dropping these subtle hints in the hopes that one day you'll wake up and say "Ya know, I've got this funny urge to make something for that Katy person I've never met...hmm."

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

My husband works in the Hotel industry and requested a "bed runner." I was shocked that he would even have an opinion on the room decor, so I made one. Not pieced and quilted, since our room is pretty modern, but the same idea. He loves it, and it took all of 15 minutes for me to make, so I love it too :)

lifeinredshoes said...

You are 1 ambitious woman!

Jenny said...

I think it looks fabulous on-point! We kind of have a foot-quilt. We have a white pintuck duvet on the bed, but a folded red Pottery Barn quilt that was a wedding gift at our feet. I love it because my feet are always the coldest part of me!
Kudos to you for contemplating making a king size quilt. I think I could piece one, but then it'd be off to the long-armers for SURE!

Sue said...

Love the colours you chose for this quilt!

Nicole said...

Don't you use the cheating way for on point? Strips of the squares then cut off the edges? It "wastes" (but you can always use it for something else) the edges in a triangle fashion, but it sews together oh so easy!

Gillian said...

I love this idea! Especially the thought of having a few that you can change out. Humm, might have to start one...

Julie Phillips, aka Julieloveslucy SCS said...

I love your foot warmer, it's very pretty. I have always wondered why hotels use the foot warmer made out of polyester or the slippery material because it never stays on. Right now I use an old quilt (from the 30's) as a foot warmer and it stays in place, love it! I should make one though and put the vintage one up.

Good luck on the bed size quilt. I would surely give it a try to make the top, there's no way I would attempt to quilt it on my own because I can't handle that much fabric without having problems...
Hugs
Julie

Elsa said...

love the colors ... really fresh. I've love the idea of the foot quilt.

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

I love foot warmer quilts - I've always got one on my bed ... this one of yours is really lovely and I think it's time for me to tackle the on point thing ... except I might try the wasteful cheat way (just for a quiet life, heh heh)

Brooke said...

My goal for this year is a king size for our bed too. I'm completely quaking with fear.

LOVE your foot quilt. I'm a big fan of home feeling more like the Marriott. :)

Trish said...

That fabric is scrumptious. I love it!

dreamalittle said...

I made a 'foot sized' quilt, or at least I now realise that's what I made - it was going to be king-sized, paper pieced hexagon but I ran out of energy! The size is just perfect though as a king size can get a bit hot :)

Kara said...

I read this a while back and will be making one for us this weekend! :) We've always loved them at hotels and for some reason it never even dawned on me to make one for home. Our bed is a queen size so I think I'll make it a bit shorter than 100" but I'll play it by ear. When I post my project on my blog (www.myothercarisacrane.blogspot.com), I'll be sure to give you a shout out! :)

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