Pieced Pastimes: Throw Pillow Slip Covers and a Sampler In Progress

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Throw Pillow Slip Covers and a Sampler In Progress

Having 5 kids, 3 little fur balls and a husband who refuses to take off his shoes in his own home, I try to decorate in an 'easy living' style. I love a 'beach cottage, french vintage, shabby chic, white on white' style, but it is just not practical for my family (maybe someday).

On a recent trip to the fabric store, my heart skipped a beat when I saw this lovely printed linen fabric. I could hardly contain myself and hurried home to sew this 'Throw Pillow' for our family room. After finishing this, I decided that my old throw pillows needed an update as well.

I was lucky to find some coordinating fabrics in my stash that day and made up some 'Throw Pillow Slip Covers'. I am really liking the light colors with the dark leather - it's a nice change. The other nice thing is that they come off easily for washing - a must have with my crew!

In case you were wondering, I am sampling some paint colors on my wall. I am still undecided, but I know that the old wallpaper has got to go. I have been avoiding painting this room, as it has very high cathedral ceilings and I am not looking forward to the ladder work.


This is a little peak of a sampler that I've been working on and I hope to have it completed soon.

Until next time ~ Suzanne. Print Friendly and PDF

8 comments:

  1. love the pillows! and that coffee table is awesome! also love the gathering you have displayed on it! very nice!

    Janet

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  2. Hi Suzanne.I loved this post.Your fabric is gorgeous as too is your coffee table...well everything is! I know what you mean about decorating.I started our sitting room in May and then stopped half way through.Just need a kick to finish it now! Have a great week.

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  3. Those pillow covers are wonderful. I love the way they look with your furniture. I also really like your coffee table. Everything works so well together. Your sampler is fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished.
    Enjoy your week,
    AMY

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  4. I LOVE that fabric too!!! I would've come home a sen a pillow up too. Looks awesome on your couch. I like the color on the left. Good luck painting. LOL.

    Mary

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  5. Hello Suzanne!
    Very nice pillow covers and I can understand the excitement over discovering that fabric!
    I love it, but can we talk about that coffee table? I'd love for you to roll that on over to my house! =)

    Audrey

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  6. Love that sampler fabric, Suzanne. Now that's right up my alley.

    Seeing your stitching makes me want to start another project. I have all the supplies. Now I just have to MAKE the time.

    Did you decide on a paint color? I like them both. Big help, huh? *wink*

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  7. The pillow covers are wonderful. I think they look great on the dark leather too. I like the paint color on the left but I have that same color throughout most of my home and I love it! It goes well with natural wood (which I have a lot of in my home). You have a beautiful home with beautiful furnishings! I'm loving that sampler so far. Is that another of Primitive Betty's patterns?

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  8. LOve the fabric you bought. I know what you mean when you find something like that and can`t wait to do something with it. I sew and LOVE fabric! GREAT pillow!

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