So here´s the thing: I had this stool (a flea market find) . I liked the shape but not the dated fabric. So I made my very first wonky mini quilt.
I had ironed all the little wonky blocks (2" squares) to lightweight fusible interfacing before sewing them together. That made meeting the corners of the squares easier and gave them nice stability for the next step...
...when I took out my staple gun and reupholstered the stool.
I closed the corners with some invisible stitches after.
I think it looks so nice together with the mid century chair that I stained dark and reupholstered a while ago.
This was a project of many firsts for me: first wonky pattern, first time use of grey fabrics (I know! Where have I been!? But grey fabrics are kind of hard to find here ) and first use of a quilt-as-upholstery-fabric.
We´ll use the chair and the stool in the master bedroom. As an extra little reading nook and to drop off clothes.
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Here I took it outside on the veranda to show the real colors a bit better.
The best thing- the combination of two of my passions- fleamarket finds and quilts. I love it when projects turn out like I hoped. :)
Of course that´s not always the case. Remind me to show you the striped curtains I dyed lately. Definitely no success, they are soooo ugly. And our washing machine was turquoise for days...
There is a fun Modern mini quilt challenge going on at Ellison Lane quilts. There it says: Remember, a mini quilt can be a mug rug, a mini quilt, a pillow, a table topper, etc. So I thought - why not a stool, right? ;)
finish it up Friday and