We got this antique iron bed from a friend and finally got around to fixing it up recently. We sanded all the rust, primed it with gray anti-rust spray on primer, and then sprayed it with white glossy enamel. It was a lot of work but I am really happy with the result. Here it is covered with a quilt top I sewed over our gray, rainy, Labor Day weekend. All of the solid fabrics and one of the plaids are from men's oxfords that were free to me, so this was a very thrifty quilt! There are a total of five shirts used in the quilt. I wouldn't normally pick blue and yellow, but since I got a couple of yellow shirts, I thought I would try that color combo, and I think it's gorgeous! I supplemented the shirting with a couple of yards of various florals and another plaid, including a few random fat quarters I pulled out of my ever-expanding stash, so I felt good about using what I had for the most part. I still need to get a backing and quilt it and bind it and all of that. I guess I will just do diagonal lines, although that could be hard on such a big quilt. It was going to be just a throw size, but it turned out to be more like twin. My only question- how do people get their squares to line up? Mine never do and I have to resew my rows, and stretch them out, and there are still rows that are off by like an inch or more! I don't know why I don't seem to be improving at this. Any suggestions? I still think it looks nice overall, but it kind of bugs me that I can't get the squares to line up! Overall though, pretty happy with both projects.
I'm a stay-at-home mom of five who likes photography, quilting, reading, cooking when I'm in the mood, watching movies, going to the beach, home renovation and decorating, swimming, and hanging out with my kids. At the moment I'm a bit obsessed with Downton Abbey.
I live in New England, and my favorite season is spring. I love the colors green and pink.
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