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Friday, August 12, 2011

The joys of fabric

I think the best part of any sewing project is picking out the fabric.

A couple days ago I purchased two vintage caned chairs, with the intention of refurbishing them (inspiration here).  They'll eventually go into the den in our cabin, which has gray walls, off-white carpeting, and a taupe chaise (the ikat fabric pictured above is for an accent pillow for the chaise).  I decided to cover one chair in the cross-section fabric, and the other in the zig-zag.  The turquoise fabric will become a floor pillow or upholstery for a footstool.

Waverly's modern essential fabric in luminary/indigo (above right) may soon be covering lumbar pillows on the two chairs I just slip-covered (fabric on the left) - although I may end up using a simple-solid fabric if the pattern/color mix looks too crazy in person.

And finally, I want to sew a couple euro shams to coordinate with the striped duvet pictured above.  I like Dwell's vintage blossom fabric in jade and citrine, or maybe another gold patterned fabric like Dwell's  fretscene canary - but I really can't decide.  Any ideas?  The wall color in the bedroom is gray.  I'm open to any color combination at this point.

I also have fabric I want to purchase for two twin headboards, trim on curtain panels, and a billion accent pillows.  I really have no idea how I'm going to finish all these projects...


  1. I need more photos of the room. Grey and green isn't supposed to go together, but I kind of like the pairing anyway.

  2. When I head over to MT again I'll take pics. I don't actually have any of that room...

  3. BTW - Ed veto'd my stripe/damask pairing...

  4. Beautiful blog, Congratulations!!!