A change is as good as a holiday, right? I finished new cushion covers to live in the loungeroom last night and couldn't be happier with them today. You might remember my old cushions...I made them at the end of last year and they just haven't worked for me or our home. Wrong colours, wrong designs.
There is definitley nothing matchy-matchy about these fabrics! Although the more I look at them, I can see why they work well together - there are a few from the same ranges, the scale of most of the prints are small or have a small detail about them and there is a focus on grey, lilac, aqua and green...
I was a little worried about using regular quilting weight cotton to make the cushions. In past experience they have become saggy and stretched and haven't been able to withstand the beatings that our cushions get (see below) so this time I fully lined each cushion using a piece of (dodgy) scrap fabric I had lying around. Nothing fancy with the lining, just cut a piece the same as the exterior and overlocked them together around the edge and then worked with the joined pieces as one. It has made a huge difference in the stability of the cushions and I'm confident they will be long-lasting.
Now, as much as I love my cushions to decorate our home and inject a pop of colour, the kids love them more to throw around and play with! Some days it drives me C.R.A.Z.Y! I am constantly picking cushions up off the floor, but the small-fries love it!!
Hmm, looks like fun...I might have to join them in their antics next time!
Umbrella Prints, Floating Flowers
Umbrella Prints, Elephants
Umbrella Prints, Raindrops
Erin McMorris, Summersault, Pixiestick Posies in Turquoise
Erin McMorris, Summersault, Raindrops in Celery
Erin McMorris, Wildwood, Checked Floral in Green
Saffron Craig, Magical Lands, Magic Spots
Lizzy House, 1001 Peeps, Pearl Bracelet in Purple
Jennifer Moore, Monaluna, Hip to Be Square in Steel