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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Patchwork Quilt Chair

My Mommie-in-law is a creative talented lady:)   She sews, does all kinds of needlework even cross stitch, makes jewelry, creates artwork and quilts and that is to just name a few and if its out there, she has done it:).

 If I followed her around everyday, I could gather enough material for posts for 10 blogs, lol.   She always comes up with unusual ideas and has the talent to carry them out.  

About a month ago I walked into her home and I saw this awesome chair sitting proudly in her dinning room.




Yes, it is covered in antique quilts!   She had purchased old quilts in an estate sale and the quilts were very worn in some spots but in good shape in others.   She utilized the best of the quilts and had this chair upholstered with them. 




The quilt on the back of the chair and the cushion came from a old family quilt that I had brought to her.  Yes, I knew she would do something awesome with it but I would have never thought of this.  



Now for the before pictures.  







In this photo, you can see the antique quilt in the right top corner.  


Yes, I believe this chair deserves a name.  I don't think my Mommie-in-law would mind if I named it "Hannah".  I always think of sunbonnets, sunflowers and American Quilts when I hear the name Hannah.  



So here's Hannah!!







Isn't she just beautiful!!






Sharing at these incredible Linky Parties!!




85 comments:

  1. What a huge difference! Such a great idea to repurpose the quilts!

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    1. Good evening, Evelyn! I still can't get over how fabulous that chair looks! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

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  2. Hi Evelyn! Glad you found my party!! Thanks for linking up :))

    And this chair is wonderful! What a unique and creative idea.

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow !! That is lovely, Evelyn - what a change. She is definitely very talented :-) Tell her I am blown away ...

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  4. Wow, what an amazing transformation. You are right, she had a gift. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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  5. Following via GFC through the Share the Love Blog Hop. Have a GREAT night! Barb

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  6. What a beautiful chair, simply amazing!

    Thank you so much for linking up to Raising Imperfection!

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  7. This is totally unique and fabulous. Bet she could win an award somewhere for this one. Thanks for the cool share.

    I love the sidebars on your blog, by the way. Makes me think of traveling every time I look over. And that's a good thing. :)

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  8. Wow you have one super talented mother in law - that chair is awesome!

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays Linky Party.

    Virna from Craftmates

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  9. She is sitting on a goldmine - literally. Send her to me to recover my chairs.

    Bliss

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  10. This is such a good idea. Easy memento chair people could make with an idea like this!

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  11. Beautiful -- a unique use for quilts! Took a creative mind to come up with the idea!

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  12. This is awesome Evelyn! Your mother-in-law is one talented lady. Her home must look so wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Creative Monday. It is great to be back online after Hurricane Sandy! Take care and have a good Monday.

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  13. You're right, she's very talented...to have the idea and then carry it out. Thanks for sharing her talent with us.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful - I so want her to do one of mine! Joining from Inspire Me Monday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  15. She should sell them! That's amazing!!

    Thank you for linking your favorite post to the Raising Imperfection Sunday Link Up.
    Stop back by Friday to see if you were featured!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  16. She *is* beautiful. What an interesting way to use quilts. Turned out nicely. Your mother-in-law obviously is very creative...and smart. Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social!

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  17. That is so cool! I love it. Thanks for stopping by Raising Imperfection this week. Following you back! :-)

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  18. Evelyn,
    Wow! What a beautiful chair. I love the idea of using the old quilts. I'm now following along on your blog too.
    Michelle

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  19. That chair is wonderful. Giving old quilts new life. Unique!

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  20. Wow! So beautiful. What stories Hannah could tell. Happy ones I'm sure.

    Please visit the French Hen's Nest anytime. Love your blog.

    Linda and Jeannie

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  22. This is absolutely beautiful. What a great job! Thanks for sharing.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  23. What a beautiful chair. SO much better than the horrible green velour. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  24. Amazing chair! If I just had the nerve to tear in and start...

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  25. I love that chair! SUCH an improvement over the original!

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  26. OH that is just amazing! Such a gorgeous chair now - and Hannah is the perfect name for it!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow, I love what you did with that chair! It looks wonderful!
    -Melanie

    P.S. I'm hosting a $50 Shabby Apple Giveaway on my blog, you should come check it out!
    http://meandmr.com/post/35113285949/shabby-apple-50-giveaway

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  28. Hi Evelyn,

    Wow! I adore this quilt chair....it turned out beautifully! Hannah is a lovely piece of Art. (I don't think I would let anyone sit on her) she would be just to look at...LOL
    Your Mother n law sounds like a delightful lady and very talented.
    I am visiting today from WOW Us Wednesday.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  29. This is pretty awesome! I want to make one for my mom :)

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  30. What a great idea! I have never seen anything like this before. Love your blog name too....

    Shirley

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  31. What a beautiful upcycle project! Love it:) Popping over from Wow Us Wednesday!
    ~Heather

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  32. Beautiful chair! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-5.html

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  33. That is just amazing and what a huge upgrade from the original. She must be wildly talented!

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  34. Hi Evelyn! What a transformation. Just gorgeous. I have a linky party every Thursday here in Australia and I'd love it so much if you linked up.

    http://domesblissity.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/thriving-on-thursdays-linky-party-41.html

    Anne xx

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  35. Omigosh, what an absolutely delightful use of quilts. Don't tell me she also did the work herself!

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  36. Wow, that is so neat! What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  37. I love this! Using a loved quilt for a chair is inspired. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop

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  38. The Hannah chair is amazing! Just think how pleased the ladies who originally sewed those quilts would be to know how their creations were reused so very many years later! That chair just makes you feel like sitting down and having a nice long visit, doesn't it?

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  39. I was thinking a lot regarding this topic, so thanks for bringing it up here. You certainly have a good writing style i like, so will be subscribing to your blog.holy food
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  40. Wow, upholstery is not easy. I want to follow your mother in-law around and learn too!

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  42. I love your chair. She is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at Adorned From Above.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  43. This chair is fabulous! I love the name too. I want one now!!

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  44. Wow! What a transformation! Hannah is beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the Keep Calm and Link Up party! Hope to see you back next week!

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  45. That is spectacular! I've got an old battered chair that I want to reupolster with salaved quilts, but it's not nearly that detailed.

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  46. pretty pretty and super inventive! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  47. awesome! so so unique!
    thank so much for linking up with us at an aloha affair! so happy to have you. have a great week-end!
    www.kendrakaypahukoa.blogspot.com

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  48. Evelyn, Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursday.

    Anne xx

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  49. I have to say, "WONDERFUL" and it would look GREAT at my house ! Thanks for always stopping into my site and all your kind words.

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  50. Wow wow wow. That is incredible. She did an amazing job. How fun to have this one of a kind conversational piece. Thanks for linking it up to BeColorful so we could all see it
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  51. What a great chair! I have used quilts for many projects, but never thought of this. Awesome! Nice job!

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  52. WOW!! That's an amazing before and after! It looks beautiful!

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  53. Gorgeous new style on the chair! ~ Maureen

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  54. Oh may... that is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it on our blog at the Wednesday linky party!

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  55. Oh my gosh Evelyn this is gorgeous! Now I want one so so bad. What a crative MIL you have! I will be featuring you this week at Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  56. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on through tomorrow night at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  57. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous chair! Your MIY is super talented! What an improvement. I hope to be this talented one day. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday :)

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  58. I love it, what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  59. Thank you for sharing... I should try to make it once.
    I stopped by from House on the way' linky

    http://ellecrafts.blogspot.com

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  60. What a GORGEOUS chair - would have never thought of using quilting - but it such an original one of a kind chair now -
    Really beautiful!!!

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  61. Hi Evelyn. Only me again. Just letting you know I've featured this beautiful chair at this week's linky party. Everyone loved it!

    Anne xx

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  62. Thank you for linking up this amazing transformation to Think Tank Thursday last week!! The party will be live tonight at 9:00pm est. at www.saving4six.com

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  63. this is amazing! My mom use to use quilts to make pillows out of and it's hard to see them cut up. But when they are no longer usable as intended, it's a great way to recycle. Thanks for linking with me.

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  64. Beautiful!! I love it! You did a wonderful job.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week! :)

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  65. That is beautiful! I love that idea. I would love for you to share it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-13.html

    Happy Holidays,
    Marti

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  66. That chair is gorgeous!! What a great idea! I want her to come help me!!! Seriously...what a cool idea!

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  67. What a beauty! I've never seen a chair covered with quilts, but it makes perfect sense! LOL! :) It looks so cozy!

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  68. I have a chair that has this shape and is in need for a re-do! What a great idea!

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  69. Fabulous idea, and it looks awesome!
    Debbie :)

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  70. I can see why you picked this as your favorite post of 2012! Beautiful!!

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  71. That's incredible! My step-mom's mother is the EXACT same way! She can do anything! Thanks for linking up to the Craft Yourself Crazy link party! :)

    Chloe

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  72. Please share your projects at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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  73. I love this. Did you reupholster yourself (or herself?) or did you send it to a shop. I have wanted to learn how to reupholster for a long, long time!

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  74. Just featured this great posts...too good not to share!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/01/best-of-2012-yours-and-mine-features.html

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  75. Wow, she did a great job! Thanks for sharing. I stopped over from Camille's Flashback Friday linky. Have a great weekend.

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  76. Wish I could post a picture of a chair I have in mind to do this to. I love this chair great work.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))