ScrapHappy October 2020

A quick make yesterday from longer lengths of scraps. The back of the cushion wasn’t technically scrappy but it was from a pile of someone else’s left-overs.

This is on my favourite chair in a corner of my bedroom, made by my grandfather in the 1930s. Choosing a bright pink when it needed reupholstering was the best idea – from now on, I’m going bright with everything!

I’ve been inspired to write this ScrapHappy post by Kate,  Tall Tales from Chiconia. On the fifteenth of every month lots of folks often publish a ScrapHappy post, do check them out:
KateGun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda, Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancyAlysKerryClaireJean,
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawnGwen, Connie, Bekki, PaulineSue L,
Sunny and Kjerstin

24 thoughts on “ScrapHappy October 2020

  1. Gail

    Love your cushion and the pink chair. As always, your fabric combo’s are stunning. Wish I could spend a few hours stroking all your fabrics.

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      I didn’t reupholster the chair, I left that to the professionals! I wouldn’t know where to start with something like that, and the guy also had to sand off the paint (my grandfather seemed to paint everything green), which is another task that life is too short to tackle. I do love quick cushions, though, and can certainly knock out a few of those quite speedily :)

  2. magpiesue

    I have a chair I picked up from a local house sale that I’m waiting to have reupholstered in a wild print. Your chair gives me confidence in my choice of fabric. :-) Great cushion too!

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      I wish I had, in fact, chosen a patterned fabric rather than a plain one. I think it would have been more practical (plain shows marks so easily). The two that my mother has are a very similar style (ie. old fashioned!) and she had them done in a zebra print. It works really well, oddly enough.

  3. Linne

    I love your cushion, Jill, but even more, that gorgeous chair! What a treasure to have. It seems to be in great shape, too. I have one piece that my paternal grandfather made, probably around 1945, when my parents met and married. Like you, I treasure family items, but in our case, they are also few and I have six living siblings, so things get spread out a bit.

    That colour is one of my favourites. I know what you mean about patterned fabrics, but still, the colour just pops, doesn’t it?

    I haven’t been by for a bit, but am beginning to catch up on people’s posts.

    Take care, Jill, and warm hugs to you from western Canada.
    ~ Linne

    1. Nice Piece of Work Post author

      Hi Linne, so nice to hear from you. I also haven’t been doing the blog rounds very much lately, things have been so upside-down and inside-out. I’ve thought it best to stay off the interwebs as far as possible, it’s often a great source of anxiety. But it doesn’t mean I don’t think about my blogging homies!
      What is the item that your grandfather made, also a chair?


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