Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cozy Porch - Part 3 - The Rocker & an Old Quilt

It all started with a flea market rocking chair and the desire to give the side porch a 'Shabby Chic' look.  I had acquired an old quilt that was, shall we say, pretty humble.  Take a look:

The rocking chair was a real find, but seat was damaged.
Fortunately, it was reinforced underneath.  It was calling out for a seat cushion.

I decided to see how much of the quilt could be salvaged.  I spread it out and cut out all the pieces with the least damage.  There was one section that was in pretty good shape and was the perfect size for a cushion.
I already had an old chair cushion:

And I purchased a yard of cotton fabric from the bargain bin for a $1.50.  
Here's where it gets interesting.  I cut a piece of cotton fabric to match the quilt piece and sewed them together on 3 sides.  Then I proceeded to "eyeball" the curve of the cushion.  I marked it with a pencil and started sewing.  Yes, I'm real precise like that!  LOL
The seams were trimmed and the cover was turned right-side out. The cushion was placed inside and the fourth side was sewn-up. Done!
It was EXACTLY what this chair needed.

I still had some pieces left and the ice cream parlor chair need some dressing-up:

and so did this little bench that used to be at the foot of the bed:
This used 8 sections of the quilt.

So there you have it...the story of an antique rocker and an old, worn quilt, put together for a new life!

Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you missed the other parts of this series, you can find them here:



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14 comments:

  1. O, I am totally in LUV with that adorable rocker...and how smart of you to make "seat covers" for all those pieces. You did a marvelous job...
    hugs

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    1. Thank you, bj. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have that rocker.

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  2. Your lovely chair looks great with it's new seat...enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you, JP - it's one of my favorite spots!

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  3. Ann, this is so smart and lovely! I love quilts so this really speaks to me!
    Thank you so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!
    Karen

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    1. Thank you Karen. The quilt was in such disrepair, I had to find some way to repurpose it!

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  4. Thank you for joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party. Very clever and I am glad you saved some of the quilt. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove

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    1. Thank you, Evija. I couldn't believe I was actually cutting up a quilt, but there was no other choice.

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  5. Hi Ann you did some amazing remakes with your quilts, they turned out great!!! Not to many people make quilts like that anymore, or at least not where I am.
    Have a great week!
    Karren

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    1. I got this one for nothing, Karren - probably because it was such a wreck! I had to do something with it! :)

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  6. How fun! Thanks for sharing over at Merry Monday, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'll be sure to visit you again.

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    1. HaHaHa! Sometimes it works, sometimes....not so much!

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