Good Wednesday everyone. Thank you so much for joining me.
Have you ever made a quilt, whether it be a queen sized quilt or smaller, that didn’t quite work for you? A quilt that just didn’t work on the bed it was intended to cover or was just a little “less than perfect” to you? I certainly have…more than once.
Ages ago, I made this Ohio Star quilt from a pattern in a quilt magazine….I don’t remember what the pattern was called and I don’t remember which magazine it was in. But, I always remember who designed the fabric, because I just loved every piece of fabric in the collection. Robyn Pandolph is a talented and successful fabric designer, whose work I love and admire.
My deal with the quilt is that I didn’t make it large enough and that I didn’t do a great job in quilting it. It was one of the first projects I ever made and my skills were less than stellar, to say the least. At any rate, I’ve always hung this quilt on a rack somewhere in our home, never feeling that it looked good resting on a bed anywhere.
Recently, we did some work in our living room and dining room, having the ceilings scraped of the popcorn finish and repainting both rooms. The perfect time to do a little spruce job and think about using things I already had in different ways. We had a large, cardboard end table (with a diameter measuring 29″) that was previously covered with a large, reddish tablecloth finished off with a round piece of glass. Thinking of how to repurpose the Ohio Star quilt, it dawned on me to use it as a tablecloth.
Topping it off with the round glass cover will keep it clean. As a tablecloth, the size of the quilt is disguised as is the lack of quilting on it. This way, it’s life with me will be extended for sure and the beautiful fabrics coordinate with the rest of the living room. Nice way to showcase the best part of the quilt.
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Next Wednesday: Beautiful, refurbished Bowness Park!
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