Sunday, January 13, 2008

Old ideas coming to life

With so much free time on my hands these days (ha ha!), I thought I'd take on some elaborate projects for 2008. One thought I've always had since starting to quilt is that anything can be made out of a log cabin square. I've started this new small quilt to put this idea into action. I'm just using left over linen from other projects and I really like how it is coming out. It's a very fussy idea and will take a lot of time to complete, but whatever, no rush.
Another idea that I've had for a long time is that it would be really cool to upholster a chair with a quilt. I popped into the local furniture consignment shop last week and found this chair, so I got it. I'm gonna give this idea at try. Jim asked if I know how to upholster furniture. Great question. Do you really need to know how to do something before you do something? Can't I just learn this off the internets? The other thing about this chair is that it will need about 6 yards of fabric. That's a whole lotta quilting. Lots of ideas on how this can be done. I will think on it more while I work on the log cabin quilt.

3 comments:

meg said...

you are amazing! the linen log cabin blocks are absolutely beautiful and a quilt cover chair, well I might just have to steal that idea. I can't wait to see how the chair turns out. Will you make the quilt too (!) or try to find an old one?

Lisa Boyer said...

I love that you just jump in and DO things. That's how we learn. My husband is always quoting the Beatles line to me: "Nothing you can do that can't be done." "Yeah"...I think..."if someone else can do it, so can I. I have two hands just like they do. So I'll figure it out." And most of the time, I do. It's worth the few failures....

Jennifer said...

Those linen log cabin blocks are so pretty! I immediately thought of the colors in some of the Japanese quilts I love that use antique fabrics.
http://movinghands.wordpress.com/2007/10/23/japanese-sewing-rockstars-part-2-shizuko-kuroha/