Last Friday I was working in the studio on some last minute pieces for the Chapel Market. I usually leave the sewing projects until everything else is done, mainly because it’s not my favorite thing to do. I’m just dragging my feet. I finally pulled out the old ottoman that was waiting for a slipcover and started working on it.
I decided to use a piece from a cutter quilt I’ve been holding onto for a while It wasn’t quite large enough, so I supplemented with a piece of antique homespun linen I bought for $5.00 at an antique store.
I also used the homespun to make the piping, sides and skirt. It wasn’t a big piece, but I was able to make it go a long way by sewing pieces together.
The patch-worked nature of the piece just seemed to work…mostly I think because I used a quilt and antique fabric. I don’t think this would’ve worked with brand new fabric.
I don’t know what this quilt pattern is called, but it’s so beautiful! And the quilting handiwork is amazing as well. This quilt was all over the arrow trend a few decades before it was cool.
As I was working with the homespun, I found a tiny embroidered “K”. It was so sweet, so I made sure it was featured on one side.
Sooo… I was planning to take this to sell, but I took it home instead. I can always make another slipcovered ottoman, but I don’t know if I’ll find another quilt piece exactly like that and a piece of homespun it pairs with so perfectly. Everything just came together to make this one a keeper.
And I have the perfect place for it, so it fits within my rules for keeping something!
I took some pictures as I made this, so I’ll write up a semi-tutorial in the next week or so.
We spent the day prepping our space for the Chapel Market tomorrow and also mingling with the other vendors. It was such a fun, energetic group of people who are so talented and have amazing taste. Just good people all around. This community is the very best for hosting an event like this as well. We’ve been well fed and everyone is so eager to help. Keep an eye on Instagram tomorrow for updates on the sale! I posted a lot of beautiful booth pictures today if you want to check them out.
Follow #thechapelmarket for updates from other vendors and use that hashtag if you’re talking about the event…