Yippee! Another finished project. I finished the Broken Dishes Quiltalong project that I just started last week. I can't believe it is done. I loved the Broken Dishes pattern with Ariane Quilts atSee the chair next to it? That's what our chair covers used to look like (just a sheet that gets washed over and over) I may sew the top of this quilted chair cover so that it stays in place. I'm not sure if it will rip out from us plopping down on the chair yet. I will let it stay as is on the chair for a while to see how it goes.
You can also see that I haven't put my sewing machine away (in background on kitchen table). It is so much easier to quilt something out there instead of trying to do it on my cabinet. I have learned from others blogs that it is so much easier to quilt when the weight of the quilt is on the kitchen table instead of my lap or rolled up in rolls. Leah Day has soooooo many good tips for FMQ.
The "little helper" was excited to see a new cover on "his" chair. He immediately had to initiate it by eating butterscotch pudding (see that spot on the left side already above the red blocks?) It came out easily with just a wet towel.
Here's the back of the cover. I have no idea where I would use this fabric when I purchased it at a garage sale for a dollar for three yards. The yardage was perfect. But to me, onions, apples, pears, and other miscellaneous fruit just don't go well together. But it worked for this backing just great.
for the armrests it is 52" wide for 24" I used the broken dishes blocks on the underside of the armrests.
It took 79 broken dish blocks to make this cover. Finished block size is 8" square.
I'm going to need the above details. There's another lazyboy chair sitting next to this one that needs a cover. No, it won't be the same as this one at all. I am out of those scraps. This was a great scrap buster project combined with my JoAnn's $1/yd muslin. I was also able to use all of my scraps of Warm and Natural batting from my last two quilt projects with the help of Heat Press Batting Together iron-on tape. Ahhhh! I just love something functional at a cheap price from things that I have AND I get to learn new techniques and continue my hobby. Whohoo!