I feel as if I haven’t been in the sewing room for days and not much is likely to happen today. Laundry is piling up, the kitchen needs cleaning and I’m going to have a fun day with Daughter #1 and 3 working on the apartment. Such is life. But I do have a couple projects in the design stage. This is what is on the design wall at the moment. 

I didn’t get far on the wedding quilt for my nephew yesterday. I have gotten  the backing loaded and the batting cut and I do hope to start the quilting today. But there is another design project on the horizon. 

I picked this chair up while thrifting with my sister when I was in Wisconsin. I want to reupholster it in patchwork. I have no idea what I’m doing here. My sister is the upholstering queen and she gave me some tips. She assures me I can do this……

My dad not only saved the two sewing machines for me from the estate of my great aunt, but he grabbed a few boxes of fabric as well. In one, were these fabric samples.  

They might find their way into this project….. This is a job I’m going to have to really think about. The chair will live in my sewing room and I want it to be wild and funky. And I want to do some free motion quilting on it. I have redone a couple small rockers and this seems fairly simple, but it is still a bit (a lot) out of my comfort zone. 

Have a wonderful day!

Linking up with Em’s Scrap Bag ,  PatchworkTimesLove Laugh QuiltCooking Up Quilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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19 Responses to DWMonday

  1. That chair will look spectacular when you have it finished! Have fun with it!

  2. quiltdivajulie says:

    I’ve seen the patchwork chairs and they’re wonderful. Go bright and bold and just have fun!

  3. kathysnest32 says:

    I REALLY LIKE THE FABRCS YOU HAVE SHOWN, BUT DON’T THINK IT WILL BE ‘wild and funky’. Cannot wait to see what you come up with.
    Kathleen Mary

  4. Gina says:

    Can’t wait to see the chair once you’ve done it. The fabrics you’ve shown are great

  5. Kate says:

    Very fun chair and those three fabrics would look great as part of the patchwork covering. Looking forward to seeing where you take that project.

  6. Chantal says:

    Very interesting project with the chair. Can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it. The fabrics are gorgeous. If I were you, I wouldn’t be able to wait for an idea. I would just dive into this project and let it guide me through. Enjoy!

  7. Sandra B says:

    Love those 30’s windmill blocks!
    And that chair is very interesting….don’t think I have ever seen that particular style before….looking forward to seeing what you do with it….I think your idea to reupholster with patchwork is great! Particularly since you mentioned putting it in your sewing room….I have done some upholstery work over the years, and I think you will be fine….I have found that if I am very careful taking the old fabric off, I can use it as a pattern…that works pretty well. Or, if the old fabric is better left intact, I have used some inexpensive muslin to create a pattern. That works better than trying to use paper….at least in my experience. Sounds like a fun project! Cannot wait to follow along!
    Have fun with your daughters!

  8. Janet O. says:

    What a fun idea to have a patchwork chair in your sewing room–and using some of your great-aunt’s fabric will be a nice touch. Good luck with it!

  9. Ooh! Chair redo’s. I LOVE looking at those. Haven’t had the courage to try it myself yet.

  10. gayleburton says:

    So excited to watch you work on this chair project Katy – I know it’s going to be awesome!!!!!

  11. lois92346 says:

    Have a fun day with your beautiful daughters. It will be one more precious memory for you all to talk about in the future.

  12. I’ve seen chairs upholstered in patchwork … so neat. I can’t wait to see yours!

  13. Kat Scribner says:

    Looking at your design wall, did you notice that the yellow block in the lower right corner is turned the wrong way? Maybe it was your intent.

  14. I too have a chair that I want to try covering. Good luck with yours. Haven’t worked with 30’s in a while so you have inspired me there too.

  15. Melanie says:

    looking forward to seeing how your chair ends up.

  16. Wendy Reed says:

    Love the 30’s blocks! And I wish you every success with your beautiful new chair project.

  17. Kay says:

    I love that chair, I hope you post a pic when you’ve recovered it.

  18. piecefulwendy says:

    Enjoy the time with your daughters! The chair project looks like fun. I’ve often thought of doing that, but haven’t found the chair (or the room for it) yet. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  19. ooo! I can’t wait to see what you do with that chair. I have a couple things myself that could do with some rec0vering… can you share a picture of the “smaller rockers”? I ‘d love to see!

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