Friday, 29 July 2011

Smile

Well, here it is - 'The Chair' - completed.



I have to say that the anticipation of making it was far worse than actually making it (like a lot of things).  I did make sure I constantly checked, pinned and tacked which made a huge difference.  The back is by no means perfect, but on a scale of 1-10, I'm at a 9 so feel very satisfied!





My slight gripe was when I was sewing the patchwork rows together, I didn't notice that there were 2 squares in the same place on 2 rows - grrrhhhh, but as it's on the curve of the chair you don't actually notice too much.






With regards to patchwork - there's an awful lot of it in the house now, so better stop in my quest to patchwork the entire house!

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer holidays so far (or not?).  We've had lots of scrapes, bumps, cuts, falls off scooters down big hills etc etc etc.  Plasters have run out and TCP is running low but apart from that all is good!

Have a good weekend!

18 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

That chair is very pretty - I would say 10/10
Julie xxxxxxxx

bellaboo said...

Really lovely! Love all the fabrics you have chosen. :0)

Alix said...

It looks great! Well done - you will treasure this chair every time you see it!
x

Lynn said...

Well I knew it would look good but not this good - it is fab! Much nicer than the CK one - honestly. As for the same squares thingy - even after you said I still can't see what you mean - so worry not - I think stuff like this stares at us and passes everyone else by - I hope so anyway - just decorated a room and the mistakes are screaming at me - hope they just whisper at the others - lol!
Enjoy the hols - you clever thing - hope your kids keep on the move or they'll be patchworked come September :)
L.x.

Liz said...

It is really lovely - well done!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

**Anne** said...

Your finished chair is stunning. Well done!
Anne xx

Isobel said...

I am totally in love with your chair!
It's amazing! Well done. :)
xx

harmony and rosie said...

Congratulations and what a great job you've done too. All that hard work and measuring certainly paid off! I've been putting off covering a couple of sofas and a chair but that's only with plain sheeting so perhaps I should get on with it. In the Autumn!!

Are you going to let anyone sit on it?!

PinkCatJo said...

It's gorgeous! I love it, such beautiful fabrics! x

Serenata said...

It looks fabulous Sarah, well done! :)

Amanda said...

Great job, it looks very professional.

Nattie said...

Quite honestly the best looking chair I've ever seen!!! Lovely fabrics.
Nattie x

Mimi and Tilly said...

Your chair is an absolute beauty. I love the shape and design as well as your upholstery. Well done you! It must be really satisfying to look at it and see your beautiful work. x

Dotty said...

Your chair is gorgeous, very pretty.It looks very professionally done.
It wouldn't be school holidays without a few scrapes and dirty knees :)

Pretty at Heart said...

You should be very proud of yourself.........it looks perfect!!
-x-

Peg said...

Well done for even attempting it, surprising what you can do when you put your mind to it isn't it :o). I love it and only wish I had room to do something similar for my bedroom. Lovely blog hope to come back soon.

Peg x

peas and carrots said...

Wow, you must be so proud of yourself. So pretty.

Louise said...

Silly question, but have you tried Elastoplast Extreme plasters! I can only imagine the long hours of patience spent on making that chair look so pretty. You've done yourself proud Sarah. The Statice looks rather lovely too. x