Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quilted


This Queen of the calendar...is having a difficult time keeping my schedule. I am desperately trying to squeeze every last second in the studio I can...this week only an hour. I will spare you the 16th birthday  hoopla, last talent show for our 5th grader, softball and golf and the migraine. Duly noted are the family dinners and smiles we have preserved.  Last week I did happen to squeeze in a long planned project before the carpool beckoned.


A flickr project once spied had me on the very long search for a hexagon quilt top.


Careful cutting of this quilt cutter piece saved all the colors and fabrics I loved.


You can bet if I had yards and yards of this I would recover so many pieces.


I love the way it matches everything in the room. 
If I should go missing next week...you will find me buried in 5th grade farewell, High School finals and middle school madness.  Wait for me...I will return!

23 comments:

Shirley Hatfield said...

One word..."Gorgeous!"

Tammy's in Love said...

I love this rendition of the sewing stool! Your reason is much more substantial than mine for not being here. I just got busy being spoiled on Mothers Day and didn't write my Sunday post! A 16 year old! Dating and driving all at once, you just take as much time as you need, we'll be here.

Tammy

Heidi [Grizz 'n' Dove] said...

That is such a great way to recover furniture! I love it!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Perfectly Printed said...

Your sewing chair looks great!! Have fun with the end of school year activities!!

chris

Mecky said...

Oh that is absolutely perfect! I love the way it looks. You have inspired me to do something like that to my mom's old sewing chair someday. Yep, someday. I have to finished the 99 other things I have started!!

Kim K. said...

Hang in there. I hope your summer schedule with the kiddos is a lighter one. Your sewing chair is just perfect with that darling recover.

janice15 said...

sO PRETTY, GREAT JOB WITH IT...HAVE A GREAT EVENING....

busymartha said...

Nevertheless, you did a wonderful job on the stool. I remember those busy days, go, go, go! Things will eventually slow down and you will have all the time in the world, once your housework and gardening and cooking are done! LOL, it really does get better, just enjoy the kids while they are young, they will be grown up before you know it!

Kathy said...

Delightful project! Enjoy that carpool/Mom time. It is more important than you know and not something you can get back. Go with it. Cobwebs and dust, go to sleep, I'm rocking my babies and babies don't keep....

vintage grey said...

I love it!! It is so perfect for your studio, and I love all the colors, too!! It looks like it will get many hours of good sewing time!! Hope you get some good rest and sewing time this week!! Summer is almost here!! ;) xo Heather

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Renee!
You continue to amaze me with your wonderful ideas! What a sweet, charming tuffet you have created!
Smiles,
Carolynn x x x

Liz said...

Chair looks great - so bright and colourful.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

vivian said...

what a sweet idea. the chair looks fab! I have two chairs in my craft room that are in great need of new cushions.. I hadnt thought about using an old quilt and making them.. now the wheels are turning.
have fun with all the end of the school year festivities! I miss those days!
xoxo
vivian

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, Renee! What a time you're having! Let me just tell you...the life of a homeschooling mother--even of high schoolers--is SO much less stressful! I wouldn't trade in those elementary school talent shows for anything, though--sweet memories!

You'll get through it all beautifully, I know...making it wonderful for all around you.

I LOVE your chair re-covering! What a wonderful idea to use a quilt that needs new life...fabulous!

Wishing you a little peace today, dear friend...and definitely no migraines!

Julie

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love it!

craftyles said...

I love the hex quilt-looks great on your little chair and goes so well in your room. Enjoy all your activities with your family.

Jacqui Wise said...

This looks so lovely.

Terri said...

I have a question and don't know how to ask you:) On the embroidery patterns that you put on to download....do you have to have a flicker pro account to be able to print them? I would like to copy some, but can't figure out how it works. I hope someone can help me figure it out. Love the blog and can hardly wait for the store to open:)
Thanks.
Terri

Terri said...

I have a question and don't know how to ask you:) On the embroidery patterns that you put on to download....do you have to have a flicker pro account to be able to print them? I would like to copy some, but can't figure out how it works. I hope someone can help me figure it out. Love the blog and can hardly wait for the store to open:)
Thanks.
Terri

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad you found time for a project with all the craziness of kids/life/end of school year! Super cute...I have an armchair photo that I pulled from a magazine years ago that is covered in a quilt...same idea...yours turned out great!

Corey Moortgat said...

Oh, I love this! I should really recover my computer chair...

Hope you make it through this busy time. Life feels crazy to me right now, too, and I've only got little ones!

GardenofDaisies said...

Renee, your chair is so cute!! Love the Grandmother's flower garden reupholstery job!!!

Barbara said...

I do love that chair, and I so identify with the madness that is spring - hate to say it, but it is such a relief to have kids 'age out' of all that craziness. Everybody has to have a picnic, a party, a going-away event ... not to mention sports and spring birthdays. But I do miss the occasional Little League game...