Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Seattle Dining Room

For some reason I thought I had blogged about this weeks ago. But apparently not!
I wanted to share a few photos of our dining room in Seattle. We started off by painting the walls a bright yellow. It's perhaps a bit too bright, but I've gotten used to it.
Next I recovered an upholstered chest with some Denyse Schmidt from JoAnn's. (The chest is full of clean linens-these are the things you do when you live in a small house!)
Next I made lots of cloth napkins:
And then I created a new table cloth to match!
 It's reversible!
All fabric is from the Denyse Schmidt line at JoAnn's. The white is kona pfd (prepared for dyeing-that's what my JoAnn's had at the time). I sewed the table cloth with a reversible log cabin, quilt as you go technique (there's no batting involved). I especially love that technique for table clothes because they get washed a lot, and the quilt as you go method keeps the layers from shifting around!


Toni said...

Very pretty! That is such a neat idea for a table cloth. Love it!

felicity said...

Love the room (the paint looks fabulous with the dark wood!), and that tablecloth is just lovely.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cute. I love getting a peak into your house.

Colleen said...

I love all of the Ds Quilts goodness! I'll have to add some table accessories to my list of things to sew! Are you in the flickr dsquilt mini swap?

Deb said...

You always do such great quilting! Love all your new things! I have a question about your cloth napkins. We've wanted to switch to cloth for awhile now but just haven't taken the time to sew any. Did you use just regular quilting fabric? Did whatever cloth you use absorb well enough? I LOVE your basket of napkins!!