Friday, June 8, 2018
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Now that summer is here, quilting will be on the back burner - I will be doing lots of working on the Diamond T and on my newly found hobby - upholstery!
Thursday, March 8, 2018
I have been working on my Moda Bake Shop project, but also on TWO different upholstered chair projects. One I am keeping and one I got to practice on and flip. Here is my progress of the one I bought to flip. It had a cover hot glued onto the original pink/gold chenille. Yes, HOT GLUED. The frame was broken, so I had to remove the zigzag springs and repair the frame. Those springs were a royal pain to put back on! They were super tight!
Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
I did do some pressing on my Dresden chain quilt - I have all the chain blocks done and now all the blades made/pressed - just need to sew them together into plates. I have one plate done.
I need to get going on it though and finish it because I have new fabric coming soon for a new Moda Bake Shop project! I am SO excited! The quilt is going to be called Christmas 1968 - and I will leave you in suspense what fabric I will be using until I get it in hand. But, I bet you might know by the quilt name if you have seen any upcoming Moda fabrics on other blogs :)
This Queen Anne chair is a project I have in mind to do soon too - I have been waiting to upholster it until I find the right fabric/fabrics. I am going to buckle down and be more serious about finding what I want to do with it though - any suggestions? I don't want too bright, but I don't want too subtle either. I want something that is very striking and appealing to more than just myself. I am considering buying a store-bought quilt (a cheap one!) and covering it with that. I cannot bring myself to paint the wood, but I do think I would like it better painted, distressed, waxed. This is a chair my grandparents bought in/about 1942 in Seattle. So, I consider it a family heirloom. I love it, but it really needs some attention!