Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Denim Quilt In Progress


Today I'm working on finishing up a denim quilt for a customer.  She started the quilt but is now pregnant and super tired and asked for my assistance.  The project was too cool to pass up.

The pattern is from the purlbee.com.  They offer a ton of ideas and free patterns for quilts and knitting and crafts in addition to selling materials and kits and such.



I'm trying to get my arms around what to do next.  She had already done a few of the blocks so I need to decide which comes next.  

In the meanwhile, I'm still working on my mudroom floor.  I'm trying to undercut the door moldings so I can just slip the tiles underneath.  I'm doing it with a special handsaw because I'm too cheap to buy the power tool.  Needless to say it is taking me a while to get it done.  Only 2 more spots and then finally I'll be ready to lay tile.  

But I did get the cushion for the bench done!  It looks great although a little puffy.  I think it will calm down in time.



Originally I had wanted to do a cushion with piping but then quite honestly I got lazy.  I didn't want to make my own piping and the premade from the store was just too black.  So instead I took the easy breezy route and did her with one simple seam and 3 button tufts.  



Although I have to say the tufting was not as easy as I thought it would be - there may or may not be a few drops of my blood on that cushion:).  The fabric is Waverly Nassau Vine Toile Onyx.  I really do love it so I bought a few more yards for a matching project in the pantry.  I'll share more details on that in a bit.

Just a quick note on the cost for the cushion.  I was tempted to just get a premade cushion, however, it would have required a custom size and the cost would have been astronomical.  The standard size cushions from places like Pottery Barn, Ballard, and even Amazon were at least $100.  I spent $35 on the fabric, $10 for the stuffing and I had the buttons but let's say they were $2.  So that brings me to a total of $47.  The sewing was super easy straight line stitching.  Just something to keep in mind for those of you who might be inclined to diy.  This is a great project for diy.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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work in progress wednesday at freshly pieced

4 comments:

  1. cool pinwheels. like the fabric on the bench pillow. gorgeous house. love your quilts too! i've been thinking about trying to sell some online also. scary step to take though.

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    1. You should go for it - it's so easy with etsy. Very little upfront cost - biggest investment is your time to make the listing.

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  2. Those pinwheels look really cool. Good luck with finishing it! Love your cushion - I made a similar one for our living room. I used the piping, but if I make another I'll do it just like you did. Too cute!

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