Old couch refurbished

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I mentioned I got a lot of hand sewing/applique done in the past 2 weeks while watching the Olympics with my family. Michael, Nastia and Shawn got '"gold" and my award is "sewing shoulder" from:

Binding this . . .
Making more of these . . .
Appliqueing waves on this new baby quilt . . .
. . . and then binding this. So it has taken me 5 days to finish the binding on my blue couch quilt - something that normally would take an evening. Thanks to your suggestions I'm applying heat and muscle balm.

So here is the finished quilt or my "medal" and the new look for the couch.It's not exactly like this one in the picture but I'm happy with the end product.
It is comfortable and fresh looking.
Wendy quilted simple flowers into the 1 fabric quilt.
So now . . . I have to tackle these! I am starting to customize pre-made slip covers for the wing back chairs in the same room. I'm in no hurry. I'm trying to rest a little. But it is hard. I have so many things I want to do.

-nanette
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rachel griffith said...

i think that your 'new' couch turned out great.
:D

Suzan said...

The couch re-do looks great! Hand sewing binding is such a bummer - I wish I could do it on the machine but I am never happy with the results.

Celia said...

I like the sofa so much! It's gorgeous! What a pity the Olympics has finished, eh?, lol...
My little kid is always asking? Are we going to watch Olympics tonight? , lol... He can't accept they're finished!!!!

Joanna said...

I can't believe how much your blue coverlet looks like the original! And I like your yellow big cushion better than the original! It's all gorgeous. Oh and I LOVE the fabric in the first photo - the green with flowers. It 'speaks' to me!!

Lola said...

I second what everyone else has said!! Yummy!

Annette said...

I hope your shoulder heals quickly. I love how your couch quilts turned out. Very nice! Your blue fabric was a perfect find. You are brave to sew slip covers. I always wanted to try it but never enough courage. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Kathie said...

I have always wanted to learn how to make slipcovers, yes I have a couch and a few wing back chairs just like those I would love to recover.
are you using a book for a reference?
do you like it?
If so can you share the title with us?
thanks
looking forward to the progress of this project and hope your feeling better soon.
Kathie

Muddling Through said...

You have gotten a LOT done! (No wonder you have a little muscle pain.) :)

It all looks great!

Sandi A. said...

I think your couch re-do looks almost exactly like the magazine pic but even better! You inspire me! I need to move "couch re-do" up a few on my "to do" list as seeing your project makes me think I could make my tired, old couch look a whole lot better! It'll have to wait til after my retreat in October but maybe I can make it lovely for Christmas!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Nanette! What an exciting project!

Stephanie said...

Love the new couch and can't wait to see the new chairs. Your dresses are always so cute. I could never pick a favorite. And I see you used some Park Slope fabric. Another of my favorites. I have yet to tackle scallops...it keeps moving down the "things to do list".

belinda said...

I'm sorry you're a WOUNDED soldier!! I love your couch face lift....the fabric IS fresh and comfy looking!!!

lifeinredshoes said...

Love the Couch Quilt, everything you do is top notch. The quilt you are binding, the floral fabric is one that my daughter chose for her wedding, fun.

sarahmurray said...

You've done such a wonderful job! I love how your couch quilt/pillow combo turned out. It's all so charming. Everything that you make is so wonderful! Thanks for always inspiring me. x

Oiyi said...

Wow, the couch quilt looks fantastic! Your poor hands! I hope you recover soon.

Des said...

You prolific girl, you. I feel your pain. I work out with big elastic rubber bands. I mean BIG, not like what is around the newspaper. That seems to strengthen my neck and shoulders. LOVE the couch. That yellow and blue just makes me so happy. wish I could decide what to do with that gorgeous stuff.

em's scrapbag said...

You should get a gold medal for all you accomplished. Your couch looks great.

Carrie P. said...

Great job on the new couch. The blue reminds me of a tropical ocean.

Catherine said...

Love your new couch cover!! I can't wait to see how the slipcovers turn out -- that is something I've thought of but an mowhere near brave enough to tackle.
Hope your shoulder pain eases off quickly!

Nedra said...

I hope your shoulder is better soon. You have accomplished so much already! I love the new quilt for the couch, and I think it looks just like the one in the picture. Good job!

Ulla said...

You have done a great job with the couch and all the quilts. -If your shoulder is hurting the way that you should take Ibuprofen for it, heat should not be good for it. You should use cold packs instead, for 15 mins a couple of times a day. And when the pain has gone, start stretching with the BIG rubber band or a broomstick.

Simply This and That said...

Do you sleep ? ! LOL. You did an awesome job. I want that blue quilt. Re-do on the chairs! Wow. I can't wait to see them finished. I don't have the patience for something like that, I've tried, no worky! ;o) I have much catchin up to do, I see. Hope all is well. ooxx~jod

Lily Boot said...

mmmm.... more wavy bindings! I feel like one of the Lost Boys of Neverland, Nanette - hearing tales of your fabulous Wendy! What a fabulous team you make!

quiltingcindy said...

I love the couch re-do! I bet you will make the chairs look fantastic also. The more I see your dress blocks the more I like it. Take care of your shoulder.

sara said...

Love your ne couch quilt! very pretty! I'll be following your future posts about covered the other chairs.

CJ said...

First of all congrats on your prize over at Quilter's Buzz! WOWEEE! All of your projects look great. I can't wait to see the dress quilt done and that one with the Park Slope backing...mmmmmmm. The couch looks GREAT! Kinda wish I had an old couch now ;) Maybe a nice fall/winter cover for one of my COLD leather couches would be in order.... You are an inspiration. I need to get in gear.

Jill said...

I love the fabrics you chose-the couch looks great!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Good job on the couch re do. It's very cute.

Margaret said...

They say we appreciate things more if they cost. Your couch looks wonderful, and I hope you recover very quickly

Nermal and Kitty said...

Oh, I love those colors on your sofa! Also love the log cabin pillow. I'm trying to get up my courage to slipcover a chair. I'll watch your progress and see how difficult it is! ha, Nerm

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

I do NOT know where you find the time! You've always got some great project churned out. Can I come take lessons?

Erin said...

Wow - I missed so much of your blog over the last couple of weeks. It has been so hectic here and I finally have had a chance to breathe. You've been busy!! Everything looks great! I have to get that recipe for the Parmesan Chicken. It looks great!

flora said...

i saw the couch quilt "in the flesh" yesterday. Beautiful whole quilt concept, and a great idea from one of my very favorite quilt innovators. And your sewing room! "Sew" very cute and usable. Everyone needs that tour!

Claire Louise Milne said...

The blue coverlet is beautiful, I love the scalloped edge and the coordinating fabrics you have assembled on the couch. Definitely lives up to that pretty inspiration photo.

And I love the commitment that you keep crafting even while in pain..
must... keep... sewing...

Rhondee said...

Scalloped edges....girlfriend, you deserve 2 gold medals. I get cold shivers just thinking about it. Your sofa looks great. What a wonderful idea. Take care and have a fantastic weekend.

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW - it's wonderful Nanette - great job and yes I can see why you've got a bit of a sore arm/shoulder - you've been on a sewing tear. But you sure got a lot done. Now take care of yourself.

Hugs- Karen

Ginger Patches said...

Oh it turned out beautiful!! Now I see how you got injured...but oh it's done and gorgeous!!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

love how this came out!!!

Beata said...

Wow! busy bee you are.... It all looks great!

Nan said...

Your "new" couch is beautiful, Nanette!! You did a wonderful job on it - it looks just like your inspiration photo, but much, much better!

amandajean said...

I LOVE your couch re-do. I want to try that same thing, but just over the cushions that you sit on. a few questions, though....does the quilt wrinkle and get stuck in the crease between the cushions? do you have to smooth it out several times a day to keep it looking decent? that would drive me crazy.