I really liked that first bed and its matching curtains
for quite a few years, eventually I tired of it and wanted
a completely different look, so replaced the original brass
bed with this mahogany one. For the comforter, I just did
simple channel quilting with the sewing machine, following
the lines on the fabric.
tired of the original color scheme, and kept the
same basic colors in the bedding, so the new bed worked
with everything else in the house. It just established
a more tailored flavor, which is what I wanted for a change.
I made this bed I had just purchased Judie Williamson's
booklet, Judie's Beds, and really liked the way she made
pillows. I made lots of pillows, using many of them as
gifts for club members. The two throw pillows are from
fabrics I had picked up here and there. That's bunka used
for the cording and ties on the shams. It is used in its
pulled ruffly form on the little rosebud pillow. The polka
dot pillow has a piece of the lace from the shams across
to a lot of trouble to make a bolster and the darn thing
doesn't even show!
I guess you can tell the McKinley underwent several changes
over the years. This was the third bed I used in it.
oak bed had a matching painted nightstand which I really
liked. I copied its floral pattern on a rug, just dotting
the flowers and leaves on and painting the stems with very
fine tipped felt pins. Looked okay from a distance, anyway,
and I was pleased with it.
time I made the bolster the principal pillow! But notice
the colors - still the same combination. The light oak
bed has a matching painted nightstand, so when I used them,
once again the bedroom had a completely different look
was the last bed I used in the McKinley before I moved
it out of the living room for a revamping. Unfortunately,
the final revision still isn't finished and it hangs in
a spare bedroom.