Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quilted Pillows in Denim and Whites

Last night I made a bit of progress on our living room by sewing two new pillows for the leather couch. A log cabin pattern:

And a stripe with added crocheted trim in ecru and white:

I like all white rooms, but I wanted to add some denim and a bit of colour to our living room work in progress. Besides neutrals, I love blue in many shades and use it in most rooms in our home in some way.
I added some white and ecru crocheted trim for interest on the striped pillow. Both pillows have drop cloth backs to tie in with the ruffled pillows.
I also switched out the more formal gold lamps for these Restoration Hardware look-alike lamps from our family room.

I'm still considering all the suggestions on wall colour and working with paint chips for now.
The cost for these pillows was $0. I already had the bits of crocheted trim, drop cloth fabric, white denim left over from slipcovers, piles of denim from jeans and the down inserts. 

Denim and neutrals make me smile! Okay, serious infatuation here.
I could have gone to HomeSense and found some pillows that work. Maybe they would have been more trendy or stylish but these are ME. These suit our home and our casual family style. They also bring the denim and white I love so much together, into our living room.

I am finally learning what my design style is and I think these pillows suit the Prairie Pretty look that I like. I can't decide which pillow is my favourite.




16 comments:

  1. What a great way to recycle jeans, and they look great by the way!

    ~Andrea~

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  2. You are a busy girl - love the new cushions (and love their cost).

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  3. Can't decide my favourite ... of course as a quilter I love the log cabin one ... but the stripes with the lace if really pretty.
    Love the white canvass with the pleated trim .... see I can't decide!!!

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  4. Hi Elizabeth!

    Love the pillows! Blue is one of my favorite colors, too. Wow, the Log Cabin design and stripes turned out fab! You have a real sewing talent. Great that you used what you already had! Love that! Good luck deciding on a paint color. The room is really coming together! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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  5. You did a wonderful job, they look fabulous! Lovin' them all! Don't you love using things you already have around to make something so beautiful! Heather

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  6. This is a great idea and perfect for a guy too (minus the lace). Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. I LOVE that log cabin pillow. I really have to learn how to do that one day. Amazing idea!

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  8. I'm glad I discovered your blog from Sense and Simplicity. I love the pillows you made.

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  9. Oh, Elizabeth! Your pillows are beautiful! Yes, you could have bought some ready made pillows somewhere, but none like those. I love them!! :)
    Hope you have a great day!
    Beth.

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  10. Hi Elizabeth: Love both your pillows and can't decide myself which one is my favourite! HomeSense would not have had anything this nice and especially at your price point! Great Job!

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  11. Those are so pretty, Elizabeth. You did a wonderful job with the design and using the different shades of denim. You go, girl!

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  12. These are beautiful. I love them both. I think I prefer the stripey one by a small margin - but probably only because I'm jealous of your patchworking skills in the log cabin patern!!!

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  13. I just love them all, anything from jeans is just great! :D

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  14. I adore the colors and patterns on these pillows! I need to learn some sewing skills! Thanks for linking up!

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  15. These are awesome, Elizabeth! Love the denim and the touches of crochet lace. Thanks so much for sharing with air your laundry Friday!

    xoxo,
    Jami

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  16. Elizabeth, I just love your pillows. I love the denim stripe with the lace and the muslin with the pleats. They are just beautiful! Have a great weekend.

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