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Good Bye Zinnias, Hello Australia

Over the summer, I painstakingly hand stenciled orange Zinnias on to plain muslin fabric to make pillow covers. I only intended to keep them for the summer and retired them once the winter came.
But they stuck around until just this past weekend when it was time for the summer to say goodbye since now the temperatures are in the single and minus digits. Now being a fan of tennis, I have been watching numerous hours of the Australian Open this past week (where by the way it is summer and 70-80 degrees) and I think it may have influenced my selection of fabric. The fabric is Kas Cavallo Spice and is designed in Australia! 
Now I wanted something bold and colorful, but looked warm as well. I think I found in this fabric.I love the large scale flowers and it almost has an aboriginal art feel to it. I quickly sewed up two pillow covers and placed them on the sofa.
Now to make it more interesting I also bought the lovely geometric and made a long accent pillow as well.
Just a little more color and warmth. And I have another project planned with the geometric that I can wait to finish and blog about.
I love the colors and how the two look together. Makes me want to change up all the pillows in the house! Enjoy!


  1. Very cute pillows. I'm just getting back into sewing and made a pillow cover myself. How did you close these up? Zipper, or the rear flap thing (can't remember what that's called)?

  2. I just had stitched them up by hand. I could have done the envelope back or zippers but wanted to get them done quickly!

  3. Love your choice in fabric! Just the thing to snuggle into while watching the tennis.

  4. Love these colors~~sure brings a sense of spring or summer to the winter months

  5. I just adore that suzani print! I would so love to upholster an entire chair in that *sigh* gorgeous fabric. If only. Great choice :)


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