When she is not quilting…… It’s summertime, so hanging out in the pool has a high priority. Hubby has a favorite “Pool Lounge Chair” that has seen better days. In fact, I don’t think it has been out of the garage in 4 or 5 years. It was pretty rough looking. After he hosed it off and tossed it in the pool, I declared it was coming right back out. The fabric of the lounger was disinigrating before our eyes. The foam that was inserted between the layers of fabric was crumbling and falling out of the holes in the fabric. Out of the pool it came. Since the floats and the frame were in great shame, we disassembled and measured it up for new fabric.
Lucky for me, he was headed to his train club meeting and there is HANCOCK Fabrics nearby. Even better, it was Senior Citizen day…so I got 15% off of my purchase. I found some great coordinating outdoor fabric, for $9.99 /yard (before the discount). Even better, I found “outdoor” thread. So, between Thursday and today, I recreated the original chair. Now, he wants to add a pillow……and a float for the feet….he may have to wait for Saturday for further modifications to the original!! I decided I was not dealing with foam, so I used a full package of twin sized poly batting layered in the chair. Leave it to a quilter to “secure the batting”. No, I didn’t really quilt it!! I did secure the batting using the same method the original chair had. I managed to use a spool & 1/2 of the outdoor thread. That stuff is thick, and I must have wound about 5 or 6 bobbins. Overall a successful project. Thankfully I had the orignal to use as a reference.
(It really is the bright orange…don’t know why the one picture washed out so….)
and now….the front side….
(no pictures of hubby in the pool…..) Orange is his favorite color. I got 3 yards of each fabric, so may get a couple of chair cushions out of the balance….but not before I buy more “outdoor thread” and a couple more heavy duty needles. This outdoor fabric RAVELS like crazy, so I did a lot of extra stitching. Hoping between the sun and the pool chemicals, it doesn’t disinigrate anytime soon. It was a challenge to make and get the pockets in exactly the right spot so it would slip over the rod of the chair and the back of the chair. Pillows tomorrow. 🙂