Shabby Chic Cushions

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.