Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Herringbone String Quilt

My husband is hard on furniture wearing out the upholstery. He knows it and he asked me to make him something to cover the arm of the sofa where he sits. I decided to make essentially a small quilt that will be long enough that it won't slide off the arm of the sofa and I backed it in flannel so that it would cling to the sofa arm too. Since the sofa is a medium brown color, I grabbed my brown scrap bag and decided to use whatever brown scraps I had. It's a great scrap-busting project too. Here is the result and I think it works very nicely and saves the arm of the sofa too, lol!!
I made this small quilt in the string quilt style, which is fast and easy and no seams need to match.

Here is it sitting on the arm of the sofa.
It hangs down extra long on the side of the arm.
Also it's long enough to cover the inside arm too.
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17 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea, and it looks great on your sofa!

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  2. What a neat idea .. And it looks great on the sofa.

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  3. But now he may ruin the beautiful quilted arm cover! Love how it turned out.

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  4. Great job!!! And very decorative too :)

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  5. Nice collection of fabrics to go with the sofa too. I see some southwestern orange in there! And bits of kokopelli, right?

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  6. WOW! it's beautiful and all with scraps? even more amazing!! I hope things are well and thank you for stopping by today and you sweet comment on my fox card:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  7. Great idea!!!!!! Your sofa's are very similar to mine only mine are in a patterned fabric. I cold perhaps do mine in plain fabric.

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  8. What a great idea, I may have to make one for my husband. I love your brown fabric choices.

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  9. You could also add a pocket to it to hold the remote!

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  10. great job, I love this pattern, so simple but looks very sophisticated to me. its a great idea for protecting your lovely couch.
    thanks for sharing
    tara

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  11. Hello Daryl,
    A really nice way to protect the furniture, and so nice to be able to make something specially for your husband at his suggestion.
    Love from England, Muv

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  12. A great way to protect the lounge, Daryl. Seams not matching is my style of quilt.

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  13. That is a great variation on the string block! A string row.
    Visiting from Val's, but I don't have any string quilts or blocks to share--maybe next time the theme roll around!

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  14. What a great and handy idea!!! Perfect post to rejuvinate this week!

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  15. Great way to use scraps, decorate and make something that is practical.

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  16. Aw, your husband had a great idea--and you put it into practice beautifully!

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