A few months ago I picked up this stool that was just screaming with possibility. The top opens on a hinge so you can store little bits and bobs inside. Not so pretty when I bought it, but I was just positive that it could become super cute some day. I also knew I wanted to use Tufted Tweets to cover it with, but wasn’t sure which fabric and which color. And then it went to live under a table in my studio and it just sort of stared at me for a while.
And then Sunday afternoon I had a hankering to do some sewing and started on hexies. Here’s my verdict… I really liked making the hexies. Very relaxing and I can definitely see the addiction. Such a pretty little pile!
But I really didn’t like hand-sewing the little guys together. I’m a sloppy and impatient hand sewer and my whipstitch just kept getting bigger and bigger as each little hexie was added on. By the time I was done, I have to admit I was pretty happy that my stool is tiny!! To those of you who have made entire quilts from hexies. All I can say is WOWZEEE. You are patient people.
So back to my stool… :) I had some of this super pretty blue high gloss paint (that just happens to match the blue in Tufted Tweets!) so threw 3 coats of it on the stool. Love high gloss paint! A quick trip to Home Depot yesterday for some new shiny hinges and ta-da. Meet my new foot stool!!
Nice stitching Ms. Wisbrun...You'll notice the whip stitching isn't exactly invisible...Oh well. I shall just say that it adds character!
My only sadness is that my kitty Zoe-cat isn’t here to enjoy it. She used to sleep on the ratty old one and keep me company in my office and just loved it. (I had to put my sweet girl to sleep in April. I was lucky enough to have her with me for 10 great years. I still miss her terribly. Sweet baby girl cat.) Sob...Sniff...
So in her honor, I think I shall name my stool the Zoe Stool. (Have never named my furniture before but in this case it seems appropriate, right? )
I still have some hexies left. I can just top stitch some of them onto a napkin or something right? I’d love to use them/make some more but need to find a way to use them without having to hand sew them. Do I need to put some interfacing behind them before I top stitch them on the napkin?
And I’ve gotten a few notes from ya’ll wondering when the Unfurnished quilt pattern that Ashley at Film in the Fridge designed for Tufted Tweets will be available on RK’s site. I’ve been told by RK it will be up very soon! As soon as I get word that it’s there I’ll make sure to let everyone know. Such a beauty that quilt is!!