I have to say I am extremely pleased with how this project turned out. I did not work from a pattern or tutorial at all (although I may write my own), but the construction was very simple. (It's a rectangle, folks.)
I really like my fabric choices also. I like how the solids compliment the Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels prints and how the sweet teal polka dot binding pulls in to the colors of the prints as well as matches the ribbon ties.
On the flip side (literally), this beautiful Denyse Schmidt plaid has been lounging around in my stash for so long and I'm glad I finally had the perfect use for it! Again, I love how the binding pulls that little hint of teal out of the print. And speaking of binding, look at these corners! If you told me a year ago that I would be hand sewing so well and turning out such nice bindings, I would have laughed at you!
In fact, the way I constructed this dust cover (basically as a rectangle), it is completely reversible. I think I like both sides so well that I really will be reversing it.
Last but not least, I absolutely love the quilting on this. Love love love. I just can't get enough of it. I was very tempted to do some FMQ on this but I'm so glad I went with straight lines. I started with just a single line, first the diagonals and then the straights, and when they were done I hated it, no lie. Yes, it was quilted. Yes, they were diamonds. But I seriously hated it. It was boring and the quilting was kind of too spaced out. I contemplated FMQing in (some of?) the diamonds but by a lucky chance, I though "Why not double the lines up? That might look cool". So I echoed one line and I knew instantly that this was going to make the quilting way better. And when I was done quilting it the second time, I was almost drooling. I seriously love the quilting so much. I used a pretty white/yellow/orange variegated aurifil 50wt.
And super last but not least, how cute is this SGQ label?! Squee!!