Friday, 8 July 2016

A Memory Quilt and a mended chair

I have been away from Blogland for over a month and it seems a very long time. Each week I have thought about a new page and found I have nothing new to say. Sometimes it is just like that and you have to wait for a while I guess. In the sewing room I have been slowly making a memory quilt for Noah, which has been a joy and a delight as I cut up his little t shirts and turned them into simple blocks.

Memory quilt block by Green Star Quilts
This will be a single bed size quilt with lots of loved pictures from the t shirts, little pockets and buttons, wiggly bits and dangly legs, Martians and cowboys....

Memory quilt block by Green Star Quilts
Here are all the blocks.....

Memory quilt blocks by Green Star Quilts
At the moment I am quilting the seams in the ditch to hold it all together. It won't be the flattest quilt ever but it will be very loved indeed....

Memory quilt block by Green Star Quilts
Last week I rescued a chair! The poor thing was dumped in a car park, the seat split, the canvas rotted so I put it in the car and took it home. I thought it could be my first attempt at chalk painting!! I didn't take a photo of the 'before' but here is the' after' and I am absolutely delighted with the end result. It is perfect for the summer house near the vegetable garden!

Chalk painted rescued chair 
The new canvas came from my local fabric shop Fabric Corner......

Chalk painted rescued chair 
As it is near the vegetable patch (well if the vegetables would just get on and grow), it is perfect....
Chalk painted rescued chair 
I can't wait to have time to sit in it.... maybe soon and if it is, at last, sunny too, glass of wine and seed catalogue in hand....

Chalk painted rescued chair 
Thanks for stopping by to read this, a rather slow diary of the week, the quilt will be finished soon,
Kind regards,
Sue 



















4 comments:

  1. Hi Sue, I found your blog this morning from Crazy Mom Quilts. I am enjoying reading. Also love your baby/children's quilts. I like that you don't work off of patterns but create from your own imagination!
    Jennifer

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    1. Hello Jennifer,
      Glad you have found my blog, it's lovely to chat to new people. Yes, I draw all the time and am inspired by lots of things in ordinary life. I love converting them into simple shapes for applique too. Thanks for visiting x

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  2. What a lovely little quilt using Noah's outgrown clothing - it will be dearly loved, I'm sure. And I'm really impressed with how you fixed up that old chair. As you say, just right now to relax in out in the garden. Congratulations on two wonderful finishes.

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    1. Hello Jenny, thanks for your kind comment, I'm not sure where the time will come from for sitting in the chair, but I am really pleased with the finish. The chalk paint was easy to use and you don't need undercoat or primer so it's really quick too.

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Thank you for all your comments, I love to read them and will visit your blogs too if possible. Comments are so encouraging and I love knowing that quilters from all over the world are visiting the blog.
Happy quilting everyone!
Sue