Well, if you are a reader of Anna Maria Horner's blog, you know that she asked me to recover a couch for her to show in her booth for Quilt Market (the semi-annual fabric trade show). Well, I can't resist a good furniture re-do and I'm always game to help a fabric designer achieve fame and fortune, as I hope they will take me along for the ride.
Here it is as of tonight:
The keys to this little beauty? Beautiful fabric (thank you Anna Maria), a new foam seat cushion and a little labor. The fabric is Ivory Shadow from her Drawing Room collection. Anna Maria suggested the rust piping and even cut it for me. I couldn't see it in my head, but I trust the trained artist more than myself. And lo and behold, the rust piping is gorgeous.
And I love how the solid cushion and back show off the gorgeous large print. I was able to run the fabric sideways (I think professionals call that "railroading" the fabric) so that I didn't have to seam it on those big expanses. I'm pretty proud of this one and can't wait to see it in all its glory in Anna Maria's Quilt Market booth.
In the meantime, I decided last week to have a booth at Quilt Market (it is a full three weeks away), so now I'll focus on Amusement Park projects. I've got four upholstered dining chairs just begging to be recovered in each of the four prints! I'll be showing all THREE of Jessica Jones fabrics and some new ribbons. More on the ribbons in a week or so...