As soon as I saw the August Fields Duvet on Amy Butler's site (free pattern & pdf) I wanted to make it! :) And here it is courtesy of my husband in his favorite Vibram Five Finger Shoes that have been permanently attached to his feet. I love it so much! This is by far the biggest project I have took on and is really (way to) heavy.
I used the pattern for the queen sized duvet sized at 86" x 90". It suggests to use 19 different home dec prints, but mine has only 15 and I think it worked well.
I also hate ties and buttons on duvets because they allow chunks of my comforter to fall out in between the gaps... so I ordered a massive supply of white zipper tape from ebay and used about 4 feet of it on the bottom for a closure.
Ooom nom nom. I love zippers!
If anyone decides to make this pattern - don't make my mistake. I followed the directions and made the back of the duvet too. This is what would have been attached to the back. It's all home dec fabric too. Once I got the top layer pieced, that was heavy enough as it is. If I would have attached this to the front I wouldn't be able to lift it let alone sleep under it. (and yes, I read Twilight)
Now I have this piece just sitting there and I have no idea what to make it into. Suggestions? Maybe a picnic blanket for all those picnics I don't go on because I live in a desert?
Instead, I lined the back with a queen sized sheet in aqua. I'm so glad I did. I like the weight of the duvet now but my husband hates it and won't admit it because I know he doesn't want to hurt my feelings. He wants it to be super light and I don't blame him, this thing is way to hot for the summer :( and we've already replaced with a different one in the meantime. But this does mean I can buy more fabric and make another lighter one! ;)