Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tiny Patchwork. Thrifted Stool : :

I have been pinning patchwork inspiration like crazy over on Pinterest, my newest obsession. So, when I spotted this yellow stool outside our local consignment shop on Saturday for just a few dollars, I decided to bring it home and play around a bit with something patchwork of my own. A little cushion sounded perfect! Piecing the fabric together -- no problem, I love any project that requires using up those scraps!
patchwork cushion.thrifted stool
Pinning and quilting with a few straight stitches went easy too. I was even beginning to feel a little confident about quilting something larger. The cushion was the perfect size for my stool, I was siked! So, I pinned in place a long piece of double folded bias tape to hide the raw edge around the perimeter of the circle cushion. This was my design plan all along. Unfortunately, from the very beginning this step just wasn't laying right, but I decided to stitch the trim in place anyways. Oh my, was it awful and it looked terrible! * Sigh *
tiny patchwork.from scraps
So, instead of ripping it all out, I just trimmed it away and ended up with this. It's not perfect, but at least Lily likes it.
lily.tiny patchwork.thrifted stool
However, she didn't like me much after I gently removed her from the stool for my picture taking. Nope, she was definitely not happy with me!
sweet Lily
We were both a little unhappy, but I thought I'd share my little weekend project anyways.
patchwork from scraps
I guess that's just how it goes sometimes. Now I am actually thinking of turning this cushion into a baby bib -- I know, I'm a bit of a weirdo! Waste nothing - right? Feel free to leave me a link to what you've been working on lately, I'd love to see!

I hope a lovely weekend was had by all!!!  ~ Maureen


  1. I love it just the way it is! I am ironing my fabric for my quilt! I am afraid to start!

  2. I think you did a great job! Kitty is just mad at being moved because she thought you made it for HER! haha!

  3. Kitties love helping with art projects.

    Seriously, pinterest is the best and VERY addicting.

  4. oh that cat! That's actually my dream cat--I love those himalayan types.

  5. That is absolute perfection!! Great job!

  6. Wow, well thanks everyone! Maybe I will just leave it alone then? I guess it was just a bit disappointing to not have it turn out as planned.

    Thanks again!

    ps. Lily is a Himalayan Rag Doll and the sweetest cat ever!

  7. I think it's cute. Looks country!

    Have a wonderful day!


  8. I think it looks cute!

    Also, I love it when cats think they're people.

  9. That looks great! My kitties are very much the same way! Like how dare I move them from their napping spot! :D

  10. Beautiful work and beautiful cat:):)

  11. Would be cute as a bib too. I love the fabrics you chose together.

  12. The stool is super fun and that fluff ball is so cute! :)

  13. I think it really looks cute. And as for the will never make her happy. I can see a bit of Siamese in her and they do sort of run the show!

  14. I think it also looks great!!

  15. Very cool stool cover! Great idea!


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