Sunday, August 10, 2014

Patchwork Quilt for the Guest Room!

    Patchwork Joy Quilt
Plus a Scrap idea!

This quilt was done in 12 1/2 inch blocks
I wanted an easy and colorful quilt.
size is 60x72

I used fabric from my stash, some vintage, some modern.
I also took a visit to JoAnn's for more fabric!
I brought in what I wanted to work with for colors, just
let them know "in coming fabric".
I have tried using a photo of fabric but on hands is the best!

One more advise, when you think you have the final selection
at home, take a few days, I stacked mine countless ways, looking at the colors and patterns.  Even after cutting out all my squares and laying them on the bed, I pulled some out and arranged again.  When you have it, take a photo for sewing
placement.  Have you ever messed up you blocks?
Oh Yeah!


I machine top stitched several directions. 

I love vintage chenille, and this one is yellow and in great shape, so yellow colors were one choice. 
I did mention, I wanted the room to be bright and cheerful.

On my binding for the 1st time, I cut 2 1/2 inches
instead of 2 1/4.  Love it!  Notice the toilet paper roll,
good for keeping your binding, I always do my binding
before top stitching the quilt.  Getting to that ready made
binding is a good feeling, almost done!



Now for the scrapy idea!
Our Guest room has it's own Bathroom!
Yes, lucky guest! 
I looked and looked for towels, and was lucky enough to find some yellow and chenille looking ones.  Now towel shopping is not easy and a whole new story to tell!  To find quality towels and
ones that absorb water off your body is a true challenge, not to mention a good size and oh yes, ones that don't get snagged with threads coming from every direction!
I used my scraps and sewed them on the towels!

Now I am on the hunt for bathroom rugs!
Take care and thanks for the visit!


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Shabby redo of mid-century Desk

blue for this Mid-Century Desk
Mid-Century was right on this one!
It was really in bad condition, had an unknown rough life, but with a little work and paint
is renewed and ready for a new century!
The legs were strong and still wanted to stand tall.
I love the indention for the drawers, smooth lines!

I told you it was in bad shape, but that is the challenge!
We won't even get into the drawer repair!
All are opening like spreading soft butter on toast.

Never give up on a piece, it came out better
than I thought.

This is a better true picture of the Blue, photographer
needed! :}

Due to the condition and the paint I used.  I choose to distress it lightly.
Chalk paint would have been good for this one!

Yes, I even did the back!  I love to save the original wood
if possible, just used poly stain.  I wanted to stain the drawer
fronts, but no way, paint needed there!

Thanks for looking and the visit!
Take care,


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