Monday, November 3, 2014

A busy weekend.

I have spent a very busy weekend crafting of all sorts. On Friday as I waited at home for any spooky visitors to treat with candy I stitched the binding on my Swoon quilt. This has been a WIP for more than12 months, in fact I cannot remember exactly when I started it. It is quilted all over with big loopy feathery type patterns on my domestic Bernina. The fabric is Paris flea markets by 3 sister which was a fat quarter set I had in my stash. I complimented this with a creamy all over rose tone on tone fabric.

Then I spent most of the weekend giving my bedroom furniture a make over. We are revamping our bedroom and have ordered timber plantation shutters for the bay window. I wanted a soft shabby chic look, ( we have had Baltic pine for the past 15 years or so).

I had heard about chalk paints, and one of my girlfriends had recently done up an old telephone table and I was keen to give it a try. Paints were ordered and Gillian came over for the day. Here are the before shots, I forgot to photograph them in my room before I started.

Here is the finished result. I am so pleased with how they turned out.

Then on Sunday I was hooked so I decided that the hall table would look better in blue ( the white has a blue coat underneath and I still had half a tin of paint left ).

Robbie is always up for a photo opportunity, usually it's sitting on a newly completed quilt.

How good does this look. And the whole lot was done in a weekend in my garage. I am on the hunt for my next painting project, would love an old beat up dresser for my sewing room to then fill with pretties.


  1. OMG Sue, your Swoon looks gorgeous - suits the new theme of your room so well - every one of these quilts I see makes me want to make my own!

  2. You're on a decorating roll, are you going to make a quilt to go with the "new" hall furniture! Love swoon quilts, your quilting looks great.

  3. I love your quilt.. so pretty and your quilting is perfect for it... and a great makeover..... so quick too...well worth it...

  4. Oh WoW Sue... it looks fantastic...
    No wonder you are so pleased with it!


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