Last weekend when Gwen was visiting I found a fabulous vintage patchwork coverlet at a yard sale for $4!
And guess what, according to Lauren at Baylor Says, patchwork is going to be a new trend, so I wanted to post this before the curve. 😉
I knew I was going to make some pillows or something fun with it. Last week, I was gifted with a couple of very rainy days that forced me to
vacuum do laundry sew! The coverlet had so many fun fabrics in it, but had several holes along seams, so I cut all of the pieces apart. I then grouped them in 4’s to create some patchwork pillow covers, envelope style of course! I am not the best seamstress, so I am not going to give you a tutorial because there are blogs out there that are much better suited for that, but I will at least share my covers. 🙂 I made a total of 8 and then ran out of fabric I already had on hand to make the backings, so more will be coming!
I grouped my fabrics by colors for the most part. Here are 4 that I created. I also made another predominantly blue pillow cover, but it’s in my own room and will appear at the end of this post.
A close up of one of the really fun retro fabrics!
This fabric was in the bedspread in a variety of colors, and I thought it would be fun to group them.
Here are a few others- the color sin the bottom two take my back to my grandparents house!
Ah yes, Nana…. this would have looked good in your family room.
And of course, the keeper for me!
It has the blues as well as the teams of my new dresser, and some orange hints as well…. perfect!