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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

More thoughts on patchwork sofa covers


Thanks for all the feedback, I have received here, by email and on SG. I am listening to it all and feeding it into my creative process.
I've been analysing the components of the ones which I think work best, and taking into account the fabrics I have.
One has 6 plain colours and then 4 prints which only use 3 of those plain colours + white.
I definitely want to use some terracotta close to the current palette as it'll avoid me having to change the existing co-ordinating accent rug, pictures etc immediately. I also want to use some blue, as this has come up repeatedly in my inspiration photos.
Plains: green, blue, gold, orange, coral, burgundy.
Floral: indigo with floral crewel print
Am lacking non floral prints which pick up 2 or 3 of the colours used elsewhere in the sofa so these are what I need to look out for, the more high street version (which I do like) uses a 'script' type fabric and two abstract prints, so I shall keep my eyes peeled for something suitable going forwards.

5 comments:

Far said...

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing the prints you will add to the bunch!

Judith said...

We have a store Down Under that is on my 'must-peek-in' list. It is called Far Pavillions - just feels like I am off on a far distant holiday each time I prowl through it.
Anyways, they have a chair very similar to what you are wanting to make. The web address for the actual chair is...
http://www.farpav.com.au/retail_catalogue/SWA3500_item.html?ref_cat_id=13030
The chair is called the Maharaja Chair and Footstool, and when sitting on it (I just couldn't resist) it is beautiful. Their version has the red made out of velour, and the green from corduroy. Very textural to touch.
Can't wait to see your finished chair, it is going to be stunning...

RhondaBuss said...

With all the thought you are putting into this, it is going to be an awesome finished product.

a little sewing said...

I just love it! I thought about this a couple years ago, but didn't have time to tackle the project. I'll be watching yours with interest. Soooo cheerful!

Kelley Highway said...

I ADORE THIS!