Yesterday Cate (my twin sister who just bought a house) had her house warming party. I finished all of the pillows and cushions just in time! There is more work to be done on the patio in that the bare cement blocks will be covered and painted, but meanwhile, the sewing is done!

Before:

And after! MUCH prettier and cozier!

Patio

Patio

Patio close up

I used this tutorial for the side and bottom cushions and it worked perfectly! Considering the bottom cushion is about 9.5 ft x 3 ft, I put it to the test, and it passed with flying colors. The hardest part of the whole process was actually getting the foam in the huge pillow because I couldn’t find a zipper that was longer than 22 inches. But I managed and it all paid off! It’s a really cozy hang out now and it got loads of use at the party yesterday!

By the way – does anyone know what this fabric is called or who makes it?? The shop was no help and there’s nothing printed on the slevedge… it’s a mystery I’d love to solve!

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  • Sandy

    September 21, 2008 at 3:15 pm | Reply

    This is awesome! Did you ever find out what the fabric was called? I love it!

  • Paula

    September 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm | Reply

    Great job! It’s beautiful and I can just imagine friends hanging out for the evening. You’re a great sister!

  • Sarah

    September 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm | Reply

    I love them! I bet everyone that came to the party wanted some for themselves! Great work!

  • metrosupialdesigns

    September 21, 2008 at 6:37 pm | Reply

    Wow!!! It just looks so great!

  • Stephanie

    September 22, 2008 at 4:17 am | Reply

    Just gorgeous. Absolutely love your choice of fabric.

  • amandajean

    September 22, 2008 at 6:54 am | Reply

    WOW! what a fabulous job you did!

  • Ashley

    September 22, 2008 at 7:22 am | Reply

    I love how it turned out! I think the one long cushion was the way to go! I hope your sister loves it!

  • Katie

    September 22, 2008 at 7:47 am | Reply

    you did such a beautiful job. I looooove that fabric!

  • Carrie/Two Dogs and a Quilt

    September 22, 2008 at 8:07 am | Reply

    It looks so festive! Great job.

  • nettie

    September 22, 2008 at 11:41 am | Reply

    fabulous. it looks great, and I LOVE the fabric you used.

  • Shoju

    September 23, 2008 at 1:02 am | Reply

    OH!!!!!!!!!!! que c’est beau!!!! The flat long cushion is just right for the space. And making the pillows look different with pieces of the same fabric…..

  • Kristina

    September 23, 2008 at 1:36 pm | Reply

    Beautiful! I love love love that fabric! And the little lights hanging from the ceiling creates a nice glow!

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    September 24, 2008 at 9:27 am | Reply

    That looks great and cozy too!

  • M

    September 24, 2008 at 12:47 pm | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful….love it.

  • ella

    September 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm | Reply

    it’s amazing what color can do to bring life to a space like that! great job :)

  • Jane

    September 26, 2008 at 6:06 am | Reply

    This is amazing!! Did you ever find out who makes that fabric?! I’d love to know.
    Thanks!
    ~jane

  • jacquie

    September 28, 2008 at 8:38 am | Reply

    what a transformation! it’s fabulous.

  • artisania

    September 30, 2008 at 8:12 pm | Reply

    Fantastic! I love how it turned out!

  • andrea

    October 8, 2008 at 9:03 am | Reply

    That fabric is amazing! I wanted to do my girls room in those colors. I hope someone knows!

  • Anna

    October 9, 2008 at 2:18 am | Reply

    It sure looks amazing after that transformation. Nice looking fabric and cosy pillows make such a difference!

  • elliek

    October 9, 2008 at 6:37 am | Reply

    Wow! Those are amazing!

  • Marcia

    October 9, 2008 at 7:58 am | Reply

    Beautiful! That is a job well done!

  • Kate

    October 14, 2008 at 9:59 am | Reply

    Oh my, that is so cute!

  • Amber

    October 15, 2008 at 8:05 am | Reply

    This is just adorable, I love it! It’s how I imagine my patio to be :) Nice and cute and cozy with lights!

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