Friday, August 21, 2015

Wooden Quilt Piecing & Pet Project Show #34

A quilter friend of mine and her talented husband decided to build their own kitchen island from recycled and repurposed wood. The only new piece in this project is the foundation plywood piece you see. Richard cut pieces of flooring into pieces, and pieced together a log cabin pattern. We talked about the possibility of creating secondary patterns by changing his pattern slightly, and set out to see what would happen.

We liked the idea of courthouse steps, but our pieces were cut for log cabins. We moved the blocks so they mirrored each other, and we came up with the effect of courthouse steps between each block.

We worked at this for probably half an hour or more. It was puzzling, but a lot of fun actually. The center sashing was part of the original spacing, and added to the complication. In the end, we came up with this. The design is there, but minor alterations are needed with some of the pieces.

The diagonals may be stained with a lighter and darker half. The centers will be made with osage orange or a poplar with a natural green coloring scattered through it. The small center where you can see the sashing intersect will also be replace with a colored wood. Richard will top it off with a piece of glass to protect the pieced wooden quilt underneath, and this will be the envy of every quilter I know.

Does this qualify as Quilt Bombing
I think so.
What a great project to be a part of!
Thank you, Wenda and Richard.

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Unknown said...

What a great idea with that wood. When I need a new table in the garden, I will think of this and have fun making a table like this!! Hope you post a picture when all is finished. Have a nice weekend.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Julie! Wow, that wooden quilt looks fantastic! I could even use this idea because I would like to add a new wooeden 'cover' for an old one there is in the kitchen. It's like a small, low island where to eat. It's build on its place and would need new, good paint or new wood. Thank you for the party! x Teje

Stitchin At Home said...

I love the wooden quilt idea! How very lucky you were to be able to help out with it.

Sandra Walker said...

This a fabulous idea! I will show MacGyver here. I want one of these!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wouldn't the centers look great in handmade tiles?

Tish Stemple said...

This is an awesome idea!! I know someone with a ton of such scraps...I may have to put this idea in his head.