Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The new cover of my chair asked for a new mini...

My pink chair got a hole in the fabric, so I had to fix it. I bought 2 old Dutch postal mail bags and covered my chair with it. One bag is dated 1982.
Next to my chair is an old cupboard with aside a place to hang up towels (used to be in the early days) and I use it to display a mini quilt. Well the new cover of my chair is asking for a new mini....




I choose a brickstone pattern. I saw a few antique doll quilts with this pattern and I like it.

I loved digging in my closet searching for the 'perfect' fabrics for this quilt

When I was satisfied I sewed them together.

Ironing the rows.. and look what's under.

It is my favorite seamripper. Believe me it is a pleasure undoing the stitches with this seamripper from clover.

Top is finished, it is basting time.

The backing!

Next part: the quilting. I choose a simple pattern. It didn't need a special quilting design. This quilting fit the little quilt I made.


Finished!
Time to enjoy it.

30 comments:

Kathie said...

I really love the way you quilted this quilt, its perfect, ah yes you captured that antique quilt feel in this mini and its perfect next to your chair.
I love that you used the postal bags to make this chair cover, its graphic and way to go being green :)
Kathie

fabriquefantastique said...

very nice, sometimes the simple patterns are the best

Nicky said...

The perfect corner to do some more stitching - inspiration on all sides!

Ethne said...

Great mini quilt, you've used some lovely fabrics

Ann Marie said...

What a cute chair cover! I also like your little quilt. The quilting is great.

Nyla said...

Love your new chair cover (very original) and your new mini! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Poor old chair gets a new face lift! I love the postal bag idea! And the mini quilt is perfect...love it!

Doniene said...

Love the chair, the cabinet and the backing on the quilt!!!

Blessings

Connie said...

I love your clever idea for the chair and the quilt is as sweet as all your others. Very nice!

David said...

Wonderful post!!! The chair cover is such a great idea. As for your mini quilt, I love it!!! These simple quilts have so much charm! Really inspiring!

Tonya Ricucci said...

Love the chair upholstery - the bag is fabulous. I don't think the US has ever used such nice mailbags - probably something plastic and horrible. Wonderful little quilt and the quilting is amazing!

Janet said...

What a lovely, simple quilt!! Your quilting is just perfect for it. I really like the chair as well - its so interesting and I imagine the postal bags are made of very durable material.

Sheila said...

Glad to see you are blogging again! Love the series of photos in this entry. The chair and quilt are both wonderful.

Jan said...

Just love your newly covered chair! What a great idea. Brickwork is indeed a cool pattern. I love yours, and the way you hand quilted it!

Ann said...

Wonderful post Lucy, it is SO good to read your posts again!!! I love the old Dutch postbags and your mini quilt and progress is delightful. Lovely quilting, I learn so much from you! Ann xx

Leeanne said...

I always like it when your blog pops up from time to time on my blog reading list.Hi from me here in New Zealand :-)

Siren said...

Lovely :)

Alice said...

I love the fabrics in your collection. This quilt is just wonderful.
The simple quilting crosses are so effective.

Ann-Mari said...

Lovely quilt and chair cover. Well done:-)

Diane H said...

I've been saving scraps just that size. Time to sew them together after seeing your sweet quilt.

Barb said...

what a sweet little quilt. Love your chair re-do!

Lisa said...

Love them both! The quilt really captured the spirit of the chair. I'm sure they'll spend many happy days together.

ria vogelzang said...

Great miniquilt and I love your chair as well!!
Love, Ria.

Karen said...

The rectangle shapes are simple but make a very effective little display quilt.

Odry said...

I like its simplicity and simplicity

myrtle said...

WoW! so simple yet wonderful.. love it.
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Lodie said...

I love it ! So simple, so beautiful. The perfect quilt.

Sandra said...

a few years ago one of my quilting groups made a queen size quilt, using this brick pattern. We used dark reds, navy and creams. It was a beautiful quilt which we donated to a habitat for humanity family. This mini quilt reminds me of it very much, thanks for posting pics.

Lodie said...

I love it ! Really a so nice patch with the simplicity oh the old patterns!

Quilting Moesje said...

Lovely and beautyful!
Love your Fabrics in your quilts!