Friday, October 17, 2008

Serendipity

I went ahead and made these euro shams. Love the block, love the quilting, love the colors, but they look hideous on the bed. So, I carried them around the house looking for a place that they might work. I really didn't want to waste all that time, effort and fabric.









































So, how about we spice up the living room? What do you think? I think the pillows pick up the colors in the painting. Serendipity! I love when things just kinda work out.
















Kinda creepy, don't you think!

58 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

They came out really, really good. Glad you found somewhere for them!
Kris

Sarah said...

they look great! love those chairs, and yes that is creepy ~

Tine said...

I love how they look in yuor chairs! The chairs are gorgeous too.... And yes, that hand is really creepy. My kids would not sleep for days! LOL!

Melanie said...

What a lovely room! The pillows are perfect!

Alissa said...

Oh they look PERFECT in that room! And I love them. So bold and fun and just all around great.

Apryl said...

the pillows are lovely, and they look just perfect on the chairs.

HomespunMary said...

They look fantastic in the living room!

And... I absolutely LOVE your living room carpet!

Victoria said...

They look fabulous, as does your whole living room!

Sara said...

I love those shams. They look great and I love the colors! And yes, that is creepy!

Darcie said...

Ummm...but...you just...put that out...during...Halloween season...right?!...???

LOVE the pillows! Did they need more friends to look good on the bed? But darn...perfect for those two chairs...so who cares, right?!

Fran said...

Nice pillows, beautiful room, really creepy hand.LOL...The pillows do look good on those chairs.

~~Fran...:c)

audreypawdrey said...

Beautiful pillows! They look great with everything else in that room. The hand is quite disturbing...:)

Kate said...

Love them and love the colour combination.

Penny said...

Great job on the pillows Jacquie! They do look great in those chairs. That alien hand is really icky. I'm sitting here eating beef-mushroom pizza and the mushroom color is very similar to the color of that hand. I think I'm done eating. :\

ellen said...

The question up there underneath leave you comment says, "So, what are you thinking?"
I am thinking that this is such a lovely room and I am again and again thinking, that you are such a creative person, and I am thinking that my 70's plaid carpet has to go, as does the darned dark paneling....then I am thinking that this will just not happen.
I always marvel at what you do and enjoy looking at all of your creations. So beautiful! happy weekend to you!

Juliann in WA said...

I love those shams - great colors but I too would have a time finding a place for those colors in my house - glad it worked out

Stephanie said...

Perfect pillows for a gorgeous living room!

Jackie said...

The pillows turned out great!! You are right they do pick up the colors of the picture. They just seem to belong there. Definitely serendipitous!

Karen said...

Love your shams...the creeeeeepy hand...not so much;)

Marie' said...

Your living room looks very nice with those pillows. I love the paint color in there too.

henny said...

Cozy living room...and lovely pillows. i love the color, but not the "hand" haha...
I enjoy reading your post about your dad. Reminds me of my dad too who past away 10 years ago. He loves mechanical and electricity tools too and always fix the car by himself. Oh..how I missed him.

Stephanie D. said...

I like that the pillows echo the geometry of the rug, too.

As for the hand, well, Jacquie, I am astonished at you! That looks like it belongs in MY house, not yours! There's hope for you yet. 8^)

Kim said...

Yikes! That hand is yicky! The pillows are not, they look totally stylin' there on your chairs.

Regi said...

I love the way the pillows turned out! ... beautiful in the room and, why yes... very creepy!

Cher said...

ugh on the hand, wow on the pillow covers! love the colors. You are so lucky to have such a handy dad...the perfect quilt rack for sure!

CJ said...

Ohhhh those are pretty! Looks like a Pottery Barn ad when they are in your living room (and that is a good thing I am saying). how did you quilt them when you had already made them into shams (a few posts back?)

Katy said...

Is that your real life living room? It's so cool! And the cushions look fantastic in it (love your carpet and your chairs)

Not loving that spooky hand, it's a bit too realistic...looks like you've been grave robbing! (please tell me it's not a permanent fixture!)

Levin (and Emily) said...

i think they look fabulous in the lounge!
gorgeous pillows.
l
x

magikquilter said...

My first thought when I saw the hand was...someone has been doing too much sewing

Great cushions ...would also work beautifully on a porch or sunroom, somewhere with wicker chairs

MichelleB said...

Your shams look great. And you found the perfect home for them.

Rita said...

I love love love all the colors and fabrics you used in your pillow shams! They will look great anywhere in your home :)

Sherri said...

The shams turned out beautifully...and you found the perfect place for them!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Yes creepy! eww

Love your living room decor and the pillows are a great addition :) Your quilting looks great - a nice size to get some more practice in on.

Dawn said...

Oh, yes. I more than love your pillows. And honestly you could have them adorning your garage -- and your incredible knack for choosing colors and your amazing quilting would make it a dream garage.

Cheryl A said...

Those are fantastic chairs! Ah, mid century modern. Great mix with the pillows.

The Calico Quilter said...

Love the pillows - so bright and happy looking. Also love that rug. Doesn't it just scream "I'm owned by a quilter"?

Simply This and That said...

Totally Awesome!

susan said...

oh yes, very serendipitous~~ they look perfect in your living room. the shams turned out gorgeous

LEE-ANNE GILBERT said...

Oh c'mon girls... The hand is just laying there minding it's own business, and at the same time it's keeping the kiddies away from the fireplace isn't it Jacquie!! Heh heh heh... love it!! Love a bit of shock value... the cushions look gorgeous...I like your taste!! Lx

Kerri said...

I love your shams. They would look good at my house. I have been admiring them from afar.

MightyMom said...

good spot for enourmous pillows!! some days I need that extra hand! so good for you keeping one laying around!

Rebekah said...

those pillows are gorgeous and they look so great in your house! I'd love to see more house pictures if you'd like to share...I love your stylw!

Meagan said...

Your living room is gorgeous! Once again, you impress me with your great eye for color/design :)

Gunnels blog said...

They are wonderful! Such a beautiful livingroom you have !

Gunnels blog said...

They are wonderful! Such a beautiful livingroom you have !

Rachel said...

I agree, they look great with the painting and the ceramic piece on the table!

Pecos Blue said...

Those are great and yikes.

Meredith said...

Beautiful! And I'd hate to see the lady that's missing her hand!

kat said...

beautiful pillows - and i would expect nothing less coming from you! i'm really liking your living room as well - i look forward to the day mine can look that tidy again without blocks and tinkertoys constantly underfoot. . . .

and the hand? nice. . . .

Annie said...

Love the cushions! They look great, but don't you hate it when you put a lot of time in and they look great, but not quite what you had in mind.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jacquie.....wow they are just gorgeous and what an amazing room...

nettie said...

i love the pillows, but i also really love the color of your walls! are they bluish? do you remember the name of the color you used. that's exactly how i picture my walls in my bedroom...

em's scrapbag said...

I simply love the pillows. They make a lovely addition to your living room. And yes that was creepy. Would be very popular with my teenage boy crowd.

Magpie Sue said...

Have you noticed that the pattern of your area rug mimics the blocks you piece? Was that purposeful?

Personally, I love the hand!

sarahmurray said...

Wow! Your pillows look like they were made for those chairs in your pretty living room. They are gorgeous. And I am so in love with your little mini house quilts. They are so charming! x

Tonje said...

The cushions look really good in that room. Not only do they pick up colour from the painting, they pick up the pattern of your carpet...

amandajean said...

I DO love it when things work out that way! the pillows look fabulous.

Jaye said...

I really like the pillows. I am also impressed with your living room. Thanks for sharing!