A Shabby Chic Pillow

Is the shabby chic decorating style still “in” anymore? Not that I pay attention to the “in” decorating styles.

I made this patchwork piece quite awhile ago with the intention of making it into a bandana scarf. But realistically, I knew I wouldn’t wear it as a scarf.

So I quilted it with some free motion fun, and made it into a pillow cover instead.

I was compelled to add the blue pom-pom fringe because it was in my stash, and it seemed like a great way to top off the shabby chic look.

Dave isn’t big on the shabby chic decorating style because it can be so girlie. I love this look so maybe I will use this pillow for myself or as a gift. It was a treat to have a small sewing project like this to work on during my spring break.

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.

Week Recap

I’ve had a split-personality kind of week!

Dark side first – I know some of you will think I’m crazy for listening to hard rock music. But I love it. I went to a rock concert earlier this week. It was SO much fun!

Now, on to the lighter side – I have also been diligently sewing this week, working on two custom orders for my shop.

I received a request for a set of patchwork chair pads in a shabby chic style. I love shabby chic style, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to make this set.

I’ve also been working on that handbag for my insurance agent, like the one I made for my mom for Mother’s Day.

I got some new fabrics this week! These Alexander Henry’s Zanzibar are going to be funky new purses for me.

I don’t know what I’m going to use these Little Folks fabrics for yet, but I loved the color combo (and recent coupon) offered by Fabricworm.

I’m really looking forward to the warm, sunny weekend we’re supposed to have so I can’t wait to spend the days outside in our gardens.

Hope you enjoy the weekend too!