Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Pillow Blues

Anyone who knows me knows that I love blues--cobalt, periwinkle, indigo, cornflower, royal, sky, ultramarine, Persian, sapphire, powder and Prussian blue. I have been wanting to make some pillows for the old metal glider on my deck and am planning to paint it cobalt or royal blue this summer (hopefully within the next month). So I chose fabrics that will match the new color (currently it is a dark red).

But since we are in the monsoon season here in mid Missouri right now, I can't take them outside to photograph. So I photographed them in my yellow leather chair in my living room...and, hey, they look pretty good there too!
Anyway, JoAnns had their outdoor canvas fabric 50% off so I bought a half yard of each print (flowered and striped)...it is 54" wide and originally costs $18 a yard. I made an 18" pillow from each color and had this small piece of each left. So, wanting to get the most out of my money, I made the smaller 12 x 18" pillow from the two pieces left, one side from each fabric design. I bought the two larger pillow forms (at 50% off, so only 4.99 each) and had a 12 x 18 pillow already which I repurposed for this pillow cover. The zippers were $1 each.
So, my grand total for three coordinating outdoor pillows is....drum roll please...$22. They cost about that each at the Home Depot!!



4 comments:

JANE said...

How did I completely miss this creative gene???? Everything is so cool!!!!

Ellen said...

Willis, you got the height gene...I got the creative gene.

JANE said...

But, that isn`t fair !!!

Ellen said...

Some days you are the bat and some days you are the ball!