Because the tatty old sofa turned out so well I decided to get our hallway chair reupholstered as well. I was a little braver with the fabric this time and I absolutely love how it turned out. So much so that I'm a little disappointed I didn't use this fabric for the sofa. I like how bold and bright and a teeny bit over the top it is (garish, says the husband. Phooey to him).
Unfortunately I can't tell you I did it myself. I used a local re-upholsterer whose kids go to the same school as Ginger. Our main sofa could do with a new look as well, but that requires 15 metres of fabric, plus the cost of upholstering. It might be a cheaper option to buy a new one. Or a new to me one at least (I'm dreaming of battered leather chesterfields in deep brown or British racing green maybe). The upholsterer man says he can't fit it in until October/November anyway, and I'll be off to Houston for Quilt Market then so that might be the decider - if I see some exciting new home dec fabrics there I might be able to hold off until they come out.
Fabric used is Anna Maria Horner's Noveau Bouquet in Rose from the Drawing Room line, I bought it from here.
I've been catching up with the quilt along I joined over on Jennifer's blog. Using the precious Dream On stack of FQs I snared a little while ago.
This is the waste from each block......
Too pretty to waste. I think I'll make little hexies with it.
The blocks look complicated but are actually really easy to put together and fast too, once you get into the groove.
I'm halfway through the A blocks and have cut out all the B blocks. Really I should be finishing up some half finished things, but after feeling like cow poo for the past week or so with a nasty virus I need some cheering up and this fabric does just that.
Miss G has finished school now. In fact she has finished junior school altogether and starts seniors in September. *gulp*. Another reason for the cheering up blocks. Little baby Ginger isn't so little either - he starts full time school in September. *another gulp*. I'm feeling a little fragile if truth be told. I remember starting seniors like it was just a couple of years ago (and not the 24 it really was - yikes!).
I think I'll get back to my cheering up blocks and try to push the thought of September to the back of my mind.....