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Monday, February 10, 2014

Functional Art

I Thought This Was an Art Blog
Well it is an art blog,
And to me, This is functional art.
If you know me, you know I don't like wasting anything.
I had some pillows that were not exactly my style so I decided to make them my style.
My living room is pretty rustic and the pillow were contemporary.
I'm not contemporary.
I also had a lot of blue jeans my husband had worn out.
Can you see what's going to happen here.
Like any woman who sews, I have lots of fabric.\
Yards.
Fat quarters.
Scraps.
Inches.
Threads.
I can't seem to throw any of it away.
So I decided I would take the blue jean pants and make the backs of the pillows,
And take scraps of the curtains I made in the living room and
 other projects and make the fronts. 

So here is my pillow art project for today.


They're all different patterns and designs.
That's what I liked about making them.
My curtains are that red and blue plaid you see on each pillow.
I made pillow forms out of scrap muslin I had and took the stuffing out of the contemporary pillows and stuffed the pillow forms with it.

I cut and patched the blue jeans leaving on the hammer straps and 
using the pockets to hold remote controls.
I put in zippers to get the pillow forms in an out easier for washing.


I love how these pillows brighten up my living room and make it
look so homey and cozy.
And a little on the artsy side too.
 

4 comments:

  1. They are very nice and creative, yes, definitely artsy! But did you say you did all those TODAY??? Oh my....

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  2. I made 2 a few days ago and I made 3 that day. They were so fun.

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  3. What a great project! Looks like so much fun! I always have a quilt project going so that I have handwork to do at night. I need to make some pillows now! ha!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I'm a project girl. I always have at least a half dozen irons in the fire at a time. Not that I get them all done, but this is the time of year I do work on them. I have two more big projects I really want to finish by the end of the month. Not sure it will happen, but I can see at least one getting completed. Thanks so much for the comment.

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