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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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  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...

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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

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

  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!

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

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

    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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