This week I heard from Kathy of Pink Chalk Fabrics that I'm going to need a nice shot of my sewing space. Naturally, I thought, "Now's the time to recover those black office chairs that have been on my to do list forever!"
So, here we are patching again. I cut 2.5" squares mostly from scrap, with a nice helping of Flea Market Fancy green seeds and Glimma Kita in fog from the fabric cabinet. My sewing room has bright fern green walls and black/brown Ikea furniture. Slowly but surely I've been incorporating more colors too. So, I'm thinking mostly green with red, pink, yellow, gray and multi-colored fabrics too. I'm definitely being influenced by this awesome watermelon-colored do. Good Stitches quilt and also something I think I saw at Ikea once. How's that for specific?
This is the Klemens chair that I'd like to recover. I have two - one for sewing and one at my desk - and they're actually really comfy chairs. Recovering will be a little tricky since the chair back doesn't come apart in a helpful way. I think I'm going to hand sew the finished patchwork onto the existing black twill fabric with button thread. We'll see though....
For starters, I'm joining squares in pairs. Funny, with this type of "random" patchwork I would normally grab two squares which I felt complimented each other, but also contrasted in color. After reading Jodi's post at Tickle and Hide, I'm inspired to try her approach of choosing like colors to create a more fluent, watery movement of color, instead of so many hard stops.
This is one of those times when chain piecing doesn't just save time and thread, but makes pretty garlands too. Happy, happy!
p.s. looking forward to announcing the winner of the Penny Sampler premium spot tomorrow!