Friday, January 6, 2012

Yikes, Scraps Everywhere

While I was in the east visiting my sister we found a sale that included some older pattern Marimekko shower curtains. Marimekko fabric has been a favorite of mine since my mom used to wear clothes made out of that fabric in the 70's. Some of their fabric is heavy cotton canvas but what I found is regular 100% cotton quilting weight for a very good price. A friend loaned me her Accuquilt Studio cutter and these were some of the scraps that were left over.

Marimekko shower curtains 2012

It is about 24"x 24" and I am trying to figure out if I should border it in black or not. I also need to figure out what I am going to do with it. Pillow or ??? Ideas are welcome.

Happy days!

4 comments:

Zany Quilter said...

I think a pillow is a great idea! ;-) Or you could make a tote bag... I can't wait to see what it becomes!

Barb said...

yes, a pillow would be cute...well...I like Zany ideas.... what about a lime green border, just a small one to pick up the lime from the design?

Cola said...

Not sure if it matches your decor but you could frame it and hang it! I've did it with a normal glass picture frame and also I just recently used an art canvas and stapled fabric over batting to it.

Hattie said...

Hey S
I'm with Barb—lime green! Black and white love lime, and red loves it, and you do, too! My favorite holiday colors: red and lime or red and olive!

I saw the most gorgeous photo of pillows from Marimekko fabric on a modern white sofa. White sofas love Marimekko prints! Can't wait for you to redo your decor to match your entry. So, maybe a Scandinavian white kitchen, too.

I adore how you put these fabrics and pieces together. YUM! I think you should upholster something. A square poof or big square foot rest, or long bench. Check out Anthropologie's chairs. This would make a fantastic redo on an old-fashioned chair frame. You know the ones that used to be in velvet in the Toxey Drive house?