Saturday, February 7, 2015

Projet Quilting 2015 challenge 3: ufo/orphan blocks

So this has been a rough week.  I just could not do a large project.  But its my goal to do each challenge.  So another Saturday /Sew day happened!

So this is my basket of Denyse Schmidt scraps.  Many of these came from my friend Lee of May Chappell.  In the bag were these orphan block pieces.  A tiny pieced square on point in a square and some hst.

I also acquired another mini sewing chair.  I still haven't decided if I will paint it or not.  What color would you want a sewing chair painted?  Here is the new one sitting next to the one I have already painted.  It has some gross cushions, old poly threads on the holders(the kitten has since thoughtfully carried around the house), and cuticle scissors in the drawer(yuck).

The one I already painted sits next to my sewing machine and holds my tools and bobbins.  Even holds my phone!

So here is what I did with the orphan blocks.

I turned the little pieced square block into a walnut shell filled pincushion for the seat cushion.  Then I use the HST units to make a little quilt top.

I did not put batting in the quilt but pillow turned it and then quilted it.  And here is the sewing chair newly cleaned and dressed out.  Did you see the cute little drawer?

I added a little pieced hst block to line the drawer where I stored some sewing machine feet.  You can see the spools and bobbins, scissors and seam ripper that store neatly within reach when sewing.  

As you can see it can also hold you phone!  Sofia had to get in on the picture action!  

title:  The Sewing Chair II
size:  miniquilt 6"x4"  pinushion 4" x3"
inspiration:  My orphan blocks, scraps, and this marvelous sewing chair!
sewer:  Colleen Yarnell
pattern:  original

Keep dreaming...Colleen

Sofia's Care Bear likes to sit in it too!


PersimonDreams said...

absolutely wonderful! I just love these miniatures!!!!!

Trish Frankland said...

Sofia is adorable, and I have NEVER seen a tiny sewing chair before and now I totally want like 15 of them!

Christine M said...

Your little chairs are gorgeous, Colleen. I remember those Tupperware containers. Brings back memories!

Lia*s Handmades said...

that is sooo cute!!!!

EmmaTM said...

Very cute, good job!

MegsAnn said...

Your officially get the award for most adorable project! That chair is so cuuuuute. I love the tiny quilt, pincushion, and drawer liner. Perks it right up. The kitten's pretty cute too even while she's unwinding thread all over the house.