Thursday, February 2, 2017

my new favorite and almost trendy indigo pillows

Winter has not been harsh so far,
but I am ready for spring!
And nothing like changing the pillows on the couch
to change the feeling of the living room
and make me think of lighter, brighter days.

So I sewed 3 simple pillows and mixed them up with my other pillows.

The long shaggy pillow is made from an IKEA rug, around $15.
I used some off white velvet for the back (left over from the Christmas tree skirt).
It is quite soft and comfy. The rug was a little bulky 
so I stitched it slower than regular fabric, but it was not harder.

This cool indigo print is a quilting fabric
 (I worked not too far from an independent quilt store,
which is awesome and extremely dangerous....large fat quarter collection!!)
The line is Aria by Kelly Ventura from Windham Fabrics.
I like the whole collection so of course I bought a bunch of fat quarters
and 1 yard of that print.
Most of my pillow forms are 20 inch, so too large for fat quarters.
Because the fabric is thinner than a drapery/decor fabric,
I interfaced it with fusible fleece, it made it the perfect weight,
 it does not wrinkle and keeps its shape.
I always cut the fabric the size of the pillow (here 20 inch)
so that it fits snugly at 19 inch (1/2 inch seams).

This flowery print is also from the same collection,
that pillow form is 18 inch so I was able to use 2 coordinating fat quarters for the tops.
It was also interfaced with fusible fleece.
In both cases the zipper is at the base of the pillows so there are not bad sides.
It is not the case of the fluffy pillow, I was too concerned about the "hair" being stuck in the zipper!

Most of the other pillow covers are from IKEA, except for the PB blue and natural linen cover.

In December 2015, I mentioned that I wanted to redo the coffee table.

same couch, all in red!

Well I received the wheels that Christmas, and painted them right away.
Then I installed them, and that was it!
I still think about other changes but I guess I am not quite ready!

We did get a new rug last winter (from Costco)
and it goes perfectly with my new pillows, like I had a plan or something....
It is also larger (and softer) than the previous one.

On the week end, I enjoy having a little aperitif with Mon Cheri
before dinner and the craziness of the children,
so I set us up with nice drinks and little snacks:
dried chickpeas and warm little goat cheese bites.

My love of indigo is not recent , these napkins are more than 10 years old!
The little plates are more recent....

No food photo-shoot could be complete without my drooling helper:

She did not steal anything, but it was very tempting!

Happy sewing!

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