I seem to be noticing Zinnias everywhere now since I blogged about it last week. It must be the flower of the summer. I came across this Zinnia pillow in Ready Made April/May and almost missed it.
I love the use of color and this could be a good use of fabric scraps. My brain is working on figuring out how to make it as well as some other possible configurations. I will let you know what it comes back with. In the meantime, I also found these cushions in Martha Stewart Living July 2010.
The are custom cushions from linkoutdoor.com but you can buy the fabric a well. The Zinnia fabric is available in two tone combinations that are very subtle and pleasing. I am particularly fond of the pumpkin and stone colors,but I really like all of them.I know they would be perfect somewhere.
Lastly is my attempt at the Zinnia stencil from Readymade.
I think it looks great but this was just a test piece. I had the orange paint (which I tweaked a bit with brown paint) and textile medium already so all I need to do was cut out the stencil. This was a painstaking process but once I got going on it, it was a challenge for me to finish. I plan to make 4 pillow slipcovers for our family room sofa, just to lightening it up a bit for the summer and give it more of a beachy feel. I will alter the design slightly and stencil them off center and possibly wrap around the back.
I am sure there are more zinnia ideas out there, I will just have to keep watching for them.