Friday, April 5, 2013

Le Nouveau Projet ~ Pillows

Now that I am feeling better I am trying to finish up some projects; making pillows for the couch in the media/library is first on the list. This couch badly needs to be recovered but until a certain Miss Twiggley is completely trained to not scratch on the furniture (she is doing much better) it isn't going to happen. So for now I have covered it with various throws and even a table cloth...actually I rather like the casual look and it certainly is comfy, but it needs some accent pillows to tie it in with the rest of the room and add a bit of elegance.
I started out with these fabrics...I really like the drab green with the dragonfly burgundy pattern and the tone-on-tone gold stripe is perfect...
...but the checked fabric and tapestry fabric doesn't work with the toile in the drapes as well as this bold stripe and the addition of the needle point cat pillow.
The decorative cording and fringe were perfect ~ I love trim, the more the better!

Voila! I am finished. 

 Just what I wanted and very easy to do except for all the ruffles, I hate making ruffles but sometimes they are necessary to get the right look and on the gold pillows they were perfect.

Cozy, comfortable and Miss Twiggley proof, what more could I ask for.
Now what is left on the project list...oh yes! planting the vegetable garden.
 Thank you for visiting ~ Have a lovely day


  1. I love how the fabrics all work together, they compliment each other.
    We have two scratching posts in our family room and so far the cats have been very good about not scratching the slip covered sofas...

  2. Oooh, they look so nice...and not at all "matchy matchy"!

  3. I love your pillows - all the fabric work so well together. You did a terrific job making them. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Your colors are just perfect. I am thinking about giving my loveseat a more relaxed look. Smiles, Dottie

  5. Your pillows are gorgeous Adrienne. I love your beautiful living room!
    I don't like making ruffles time consuming.

  6. I love the look - you make me want to get my machine out and get ruffling!

  7. un très nouveau joli canapé
    belle réussite pour les coussins
    c' est magnifique
    et j' aime bien les couleurs ocre
    assise confortablement , avec un thé léger d' après-midi
    et un bon livre voila une bonne journée
    à bientôt
    edith (iris) France

  8. I love the fabric selections, they compliment each other so nicely. You have such a beautiful home.

  9. Look at those pillows! They're great, Adrienne. I am not a big fan of ruffles, but here they are perfect. It all looks very harmonious - beautiful! Have fun with planting the veggie garden - this is one of my next projects as well.

  10. They came out great and look beautiful!! Love Heather

  11. Love the fabrics you gorgeous! Your pillows are beautiful too and I adore the ruffles :o)

  12. I am sorry to read that you weren't well, but am glad that you are on the mend. The pillows are terrific! I really like the stripe and the tiny dragonfly print.
    I have not sewn in years, but am dying to get back into it. You make it look easy. A few weeks ago I bought a needlepoint that needs to be made up into a pillow. I am nervous though that this may be too tricky a project to start back in with. I think I might start with something just a bit simpler.

  13. You did a very good job! All look so nice. I love the dragonfly pillows.

  14. You are such a creative lady with so many talents,


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