Friday, January 28, 2011

Ta-DA!

I have finished the hooked footstool for my mother-in-law and am very pleased with the final result. The hooking was not stressful, but I was a little worried about getting it to fit the footstool exactly. Turned out to be a little bit short on the sides so I ended up hooking four more background rows on the outside edges and that seemed to do the trick.


The bun feet just unscrewed so it was easy to staple the cover onto the bottom and then just screw them back on.


The seams on each corner turned out pretty well too - I just whipped the two edges together with yarn.

This is what it looked like when the hooking was finished, but before I started shaping it to fit the stool.
I'm anxious to give it to her and see if she likes it.

Hmm..... now I'm wondering what my next project will be......

32 comments:

Lisa said...

Gayle, It looks wonderful. I have been looking at stools at the thrift store with a different eye since I have seen what you were planning to do. I think I just might have to try this in the very near future. I just started a new quilt tonight though. I might have to wait til I get that going. I am glad you shared it with us. I hope you pick out a new project soon. I will be anxious to see what you do. Lisa

Melissa @ It's Fancy Schmancy said...

Wow! That looks amazing! Grandma will love it.
I really like how your kitchen turned out. I can't believe how different it looks. It's so fun to make changes!
Thanks for you comments about the laundry room. No, not too painful. Just took me too long to finally decide. I had the paisley patterns on the wall and Blake kept saying it looked weird. Next time maybe?!

Courtney said...

Your stool cover came out so beautifully!! I've hooked one little round stool cover and that was fun. This one looks so comfortable to use. Did you only staple the bottom? The edges work well with the yarn.
Super!
Courtney

Siobhan said...

That is just amazing!! Gorgeous finish.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh my gosh, Gayle! That is absolutely wonderful!! You did an amazing job and I think the pattern and your work are just perfect. What a fantastic gift!

Joanne said...

Wow - it's wonderful - how can not love it - I have never attempted to assemble anything like that - you did awesome on that - it looks perfect!

bayrayschild said...

It is sooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL Gayle!

Audrey

whitey said...

Can not believe how fast you can whip things out! She will love it.

Carol Miller said...

This is just fabulous Gayle....I also have a stool waiting to be hooked that I had my hubby build that is a 14" cube....maybe I will do that one for the Cynthia Norwood class we are having here in March, so that I can get a good start !
Best regards,
Carol in Mesa

Lori said...

Oh my goodness, Gayle! It is perfect in every way. I know she wil love it!

Kim said...

Gayle,
It is gorgeous. I know she will love it. Now I want to look around for an old footstool to do that with.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oh my goodness, I have been out of the loop for a little bit. You got that done so quickly. It looks wonderful Gayle!! She is going to just love it.... Thanks so much for sharing the final picture!

Orange Sink said...

Gayle,
I LOVE it! I would find it hard to give it up! She is going to love it! I didn't catch when you started if it was a purchased pattern or if you designed it yourself? Really really wonderful! Love the colors!
Cathy G

Tiff said...

She better Love it!! It looks beautiful and you did a fantastic job. What a special gift she is receiving, she is one lucky lady.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
That was a fast finish and it looks beautiful. What a thoughtful gift. She must be extra special.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Very impressive!! I could do the hooking but the fact that it fits so beautifully is just wonderful!! She's a lucky lady!! And you're a very sweet daughter!!

Mimi Sue said...

That was quick! Looks great. Mimi

Charlotte said...

It looks really good Mom! Grandma will love it.

katie said...

The footstool is amazing. I absolutely love it. You did a beautiful job on it.

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Absolutely awesome! You did a fantastic job on it! I know she
will love it!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Kaaren said...

Yikes, Gayle! It turned out beautifully.

If you mother-in-law doesn't like it, I sure do. It would look perfect in our bedroom. *wink*

Super job!

acorn hollow said...

holy smokes that was fast! It looks wonderful if she doesn't like it email me I will give you my address. jk I know she will love it.
cathy

Primsue said...

Gayle, it is awesome! You did a beautiful job!

Blessings,
Sue

Betsy said...

Wow Gayle, it turned out beautiful! I know your mother-in- law will just love it. I just love the colors you used.

Have a great day.

Betsy

SUE said...

Very beautiful! What a wonderful family heirloom - she will love it! SUE

Wendie Scott Davis said...

It is amazing! And you must be very proud. Every time I see an upholstered footstool, I get the urge. Yours is even more incredible because it is a gift - your MIL is very lucky. So now, will you do one for you?

Anne said...

Oh My...your work is soooo gorgeous!!! I wish I could learn to be half that good!! Makes mine look like a 2 year old did it LOL.
Really Really beautiful!!
anne

Angie Berry said...

AWESOME!!! I really love how it turned out! You did a wonderful job on it!

Cammie said...

Gayle that turned out great!! Can't wait to see what you work on next!

Marilyn said...

That is a gorgeous stool!! It was fun hooking with you Tuesday.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Oh my goodness Gayle, the stool turned out so awesome! How could she not love it?! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Gayle, I just LOVE the stool. I love the floral pattern and you chose perfect colors to go in your mother-in-laws place! You are SOOOOO talented - you never cease to amaze me. Marliss