Pillows for our Porch

This weekend I got a chance to sew some new pillows for our front porch.

The weather was cool cold, rainy and windy and we are still getting frost warnings. I was tempted to buy some annuals but decided to wait until warmer weather. So I made pillows instead. 

My good friend and colleague, T., kindly thought of me when her family had several rolls of fabric to give away. Thanks T! This pattern had about one yard of fabric, just perfect for a couple of pillows. The brown background and blue and green leaves not only match our porch, but introduce colours that one would see as they enter our home. 

 The best part is that this little project cost nothing, gifted fabric and previous pillow inserts! You can see our small front porch, last year at this link.

I have also found a pine dining table and three chairs for our backyard plans. If the weather will cooperate, I can paint them this week. Hopefully with a few coats of poly they will stand up to some sun and rain. Lots of planting and fluffing still to do, but it is a fun first step.

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  1. Gotta love friends like that! Nice that the material went so well with your inside too!

    Thanks for sharing,

  2. What a sweet friend...love the fabric...looks great! HAPPY NTT:)


  3. Love how the fabric coordinates with the rug!

  4. Great Fabric! Pillows go a long way to spruce things up. I have fabric now I must sew pillows for my porch bench. I am inspired.

  5. I love gift giver friends!
    The colors are great and how cool is it that they match your foyer rug?
    It was meant to be!
    I hope it warms up for you!

  6. Loving the pillows Liz

  7. What a great gift that fabric was and bravo for getting the job done so promptly. I love your front porch - very cozy. we still haven't done anything with ours.

  8. Looks lovely and I can't wait to see your painted tables!

  9. That is really pretty fabric and matches your things perfectly.

  10. Love the plans for your backyark. Looking forward to seeing the table and chairs!


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