Friday Finds

On Fridays I like to get in a bit of fabric and/or thrift shopping. Yesterday I came home with some awesome finds. On the thrift front, I got a super cool bamboo-esque chair (similar to this one) that I can totally picture in Betty Draper’s new living room.

thrifty chair - before

It’s just screaming out for some paint and an upholstered seat, isn’t it? [$10]

I also found a vintage croquet set that needs a little TLC but is already super cute. [$7.50]

vintage croquet set

On the fabric front, I stopped in at Ruby Jane, a tiny shop that’s mostly online but does have a brick and mortar for local shoppers. She had a bolt of what is probably my favorite fabric discovery in ages – Tasty Escapes from Michael Miller. I’d never even seen this print before. It’s retro, cartoonish – very Route 66 and very adorable.

tasty escape - michael miller

And finally…some more of the in-progress red + aqua string quilt:

red + aqua progress

This quilt is enormous – 77″ by 77″ at the moment. I’m thinking of adding a 4 inch white border before I baste it. It’s going to be muy grande.

3 thoughts on “Friday Finds

  1. Holly says:

    Your string quilt looks awesome, Lisa! This is the first quilt I’ve seen that includes blocks that I’ve made in a quilting bee. So exciting to be able to spot my blocks!

  2. Lori Lee says:

    I love your chair. It wants to be lime green! I think you should sew a box cushion with piping detail for the seat.

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