It seems like I have been blogging more about my garden and bag experiments lately than quilting and patchwork sewing. So I thought it was be nice to give you a proper preview of a set of custom cushions I made recently for a customer of my shop.
My customer requested a set of four of my chair pads in shabby chic looking fabrics to use in her photo shoot, which was just published here! I was thrilled to receive the request because I love the shabby chic look. Remember when Rachel Ashwell used to have a TV show? I think she coined the term “shabby chic,” which I really loved. I miss that show.
Anyway, I used fabrics from my Ava Rose stash, leftover from this quilt. I found this great vintage-y looking denim, which felt perfect for the backing. I used two layers of higher-loft batting to make them more cushy, which I am definitely going to do for future cushions.
These cushions are featured today on a tablescape post with a cottage garden theme. I love how clever Nancy was to use them as placemats for her tablescape instead of pads for the chairs. There are so many pretty, girly details in her tablescape, so I would love for you to be able to check out the rest here.
11 thoughts on “Shabby Chic Cushions”
Your chair pads are gorgeous Terri!! They work equally well as placemats – the Shabby Chic setting is very pretty.
What a perfect purpose for Patchwork Trails! The pictures are beautiful, too! Congrats, Terri!!
What a cool thing! I went over to her site to–they fit right into the sweet, girly decor! Love it, congrats 🙂
love the shabby chic chair pads on the table and on the chair…what amazing table decor…thanks for the link!
quite lovely Terri! I love the denim you picked out for the back, it’s perfect!
The cushions are wonderful! I love the shabby chic look, and I also read Rachel Ashwell’s books! She also has a blog!
Congrats on the special order!
Love the cushions~double batting really looks nice. And how very cool you’re work is being exhibited! Congratulations! Have a good day!
These are really cute! I love the shabby chic look, and I really love how you quilted them! How fun that you get to see pictures of them in action!
How fun! The pads look so pretty either on the chair or as a placemat. They are perfect for her style:)
Those are gorgeous!!! I love the fabrics, especially paired with the denim. How neat that they can be used double duty…as chair pads or placemats. LOVE that! I’m also a fan of the shabby chic look. It’s so soft and welcoming.
These are really nice! I need cushions like these for my dining chairs and they would be great for picnic too!