Our daughter Megan bought a vintage porch swing at the Anoka outdoor antique show
we girls attended a few weeks ago. She later commented on one of my pins
that she would like me to make her some pillows (to decorate the swing) as her birthday present.
Well, her birthday was last week and here's what I made for her.
They are pictured on our weathered cedar swing.
I made the 2 square pillows first. The floral centers are cut from a vintage tablecloth.
The tablecloth had stains and holes, but plenty of good areas to choose from.
I pulled the blue and red colors from the floral pattern for a summery look.
Cath Kidston provided the color inspiration for the round "beach ball" pillows.
Don't you just want to go in and see all the goodies inside?!
Desiree at The 36th Avenue published a post which featured 25 pillows and tutorials. If you're
in the mood to sew pillows, you're sure to find one you like on her post!
That's where I found directions for the sprocket pillows from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew .
This is the larger of the 2 pillows. It was relatively simple and fun to make.
And here is the small version.
All of the fabrics were purchased at JoAnn Fabrics except for the few pieces cut
from the tablecloth. I used red & white ticking I had on hand for the sides and
painter's dropcloth for the backs of all four pillows.
A covered button accents the center of the design.
I cut up leftover fabric for the pennant banner.
I used the pattern piece for the large sprocket pillow and lined each piece with white fabric.
Then I zig-zagged the pieces to a length of red trim, leaving long tails to hang the banner.
Time to bring everything indoors.
Here comes the rain!
Thanks for visiting,
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