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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fabric for Outdoor Cushions


I've been working like mad in the backyard and trying to get things back in shape after this awful winter.  So many plants and trees are dead.  I've planted tons of flowers and several new shrubs, taken out a dead tree or two and it is looking so much better. 

This is the area I'm working on.  I need to make some new cushions for the bench and the one on the patio, so off to look for fabric.


I had a fun play day with my daughter yesterday.  We found her a new table/chairs and rugs for her patio and now all she needs is a sofa.  I can't wait to show you her yard and patio.  Stunning.  Anyway, she had several pieces of sunbrella fabric that she decided not to use and I got the whole lot.  Can't beat free!!!


It's hard to get the colors right.  The overall theme of all the fabrics is chocolate and lime green with a touch of burnt orange.  There's 3 yds. of each color, so tons to work with.





 





So can't you just imagine all of these wonderful fabrics on this little bench and the patio.  I am also going to paint this bench ORB.  Should look fabulous.  What 'cha think?

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

38 comments:

  1. Marty, your backyard is so pretty! And I love those new fabrics. They will look great out there.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  2. Those fabrics are great! Can't wait to see them all pillowed up!

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  3. Hi Marty, The yard looks so good, great fabric. My yard is still too boggy to do much with but I don't think I lost any plants. The yard grew lot of moss though.
    - Joy

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  4. The fabrics are very pretty! I can't wait to see your bench painted and dressed in these wonderful fabrics.

    Dee

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  5. I can't wait to see what you create with those fabrics.

    I'm looking forward to warmer weather finally arriving. Until then I can live vicariously through your backyard.

    ~smile~
    Tammy

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  6. Marty those fabrics are great and there going to look fabulous on the benches! I think ORB would really transform that bench and work so well with the new fabric,can't wait to see everything done!! OK now I'm off to go do more planting outside! Martina

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  7. Great fabrics, Marty! You'll be able to do quite a bit with that much yardage. Can't beat free!

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  8. Hi Marty! Oh, your backyard is lovely! Great fabrics too and I know you're going to show us what you do with them! You have so much energy.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. I am loving all your material! I am going to go and look for some this year for some outdoor pillows. Kit

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  10. The fabrics are awesome, I can't wait to see how you put them together. Hope all goes well, covering cushions isn't the easiest project to do.

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  11. Hey Marty...how lucky you are to have your daughter live near you. You spent the day with your daughter and got great fabric too! Can't get much better than that. I have a question...is there a secret to putting your blog name on your pictures? I edit my pictures in Picasa...I add my blog name but when I upload the pictures to my blog the name isn't there. I tried uploading to a Picasa Web Album but that didn't work either. Any advice? Your yard is lovely...seems there is always so much to do in the spring. Thanks ~ Ann

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  12. ORB for the bench will be great. love the fabrics. I got a great deal on fabric at GW this week. Almost 3 yards for $3.53. Recovered the cushions on the screened porch yesterday. Looks so much cleaner.

    Have a great week!

    Kathy

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  13. You can't beat free ! Your garden is very pretty.
    Have a great week.

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  14. You are right, Marty! You can't beat free!
    I am sure your cushions will look wonderful!
    I have a wrap around covered porch with white wicker. That is what most people here have. I stick with the blues, as we have hydrangea all over the place.
    I bought new foam on line and Waverly fabric to make the new cushions...5 yrs ago! LOL
    It is a big job, and I can't motivate myself. I have a lot of cushions to make! Maybe yours will inspire me. Better still, come for a visit and make them for me! :)

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  15. I think it will look lovely. You have a gorgeous backyard, and you are lucky to have such an early start on your gardening. I love the fabrics. Thanks for sharing. We actually had some sunny and warm weather today (after a morning thunderstorm) and I am hoping this is a good sign. Have a wonderful week.

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  16. Beautiful fabrics Marty. I am looking for something different, this year, for the back porch and the deck at the condo.

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  17. It is going to look wonderful. Our poor yards....but it will get better...at least that is what my hubs tells me!!

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  18. Marty, the fabrics are wonderful. We had to replace all our outdoor cushions because the squirrels got into them. Had to go with what the furniture company fabric choices were. Wish they had had something fun like these. I'm impressed that you are making the cushions. Wow! ~ Sarah

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  19. Marty, your fabric selections are fantastic!

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  20. The backyard looks great. Love all the flowers. The fabrics are so beautiful. Can't wait to see which one U picked. Have a great week.

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  21. You have a lovely backyard -- can't wait to see the new fabrics and I think the bench will look lovely as well in ORB.

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  22. Marty I need to find some fabric to redo my outdoor chairs! I was looking at cushions for the chairs at Walmart today and they wanted 25.00 for one. And they were even more expensive ones there as well. Maybe I can find a good deal on outdoor fabric somewhere. We do not have many fabric stores to choose from in Myrtle Beach!
    Your outdoor garden is beautiful!

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  23. Great fabrics and I love the colors and patterns. Lots to work with is right. I think the bench will look great if only I knew what color ORB is. ;) Anyway, whatever you choose, I can't wait to see the results. Happy gardening. We put out 4 tomato plants after supper tonight.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  24. You have such a pretty backyard for sitting, relaxing, and enjoying your plants. Those fabrics are great! I love both the colors and patterns and can't wait to see what you create.

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  25. The fabrics are very pretty! They will look great in that wonderful back yard!

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  26. Your yard is looking great.. I can tell how hard you have worked it is perfect. What a great gift.. all that fabric..it will look great!

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  27. You are so creative and talented Marty! The change in our weather this weekend was so refreshing. I hope to get together with you before we move from this area of town. I thank you for each visit to Heart Choices.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

    PS. Btw, did you go to the AZ Bloggers Get together in Carefree?

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  28. Hi Marty...
    Love the fabric very much ... they can be very good in mix and match cushions ...Love the stripes most... Sure they will look perfect in your garden and a feeling of spring will be with you
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  29. Hello Marty, its always fun to see what your up to... and can't wait to see the fabric you pick for your outdoor cushions.. I love the brown and green print plain and simple will go with what ever you can go form Traditional to country and everything in between....

    Pattie

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  30. Love the fabrics. Can't wait to see what you pick and what you do with it. I know it will be amazing.

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  31. What a great blend of patterns and colors!

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  32. The fabric looks beautiful and so does your yard. I still have to get out into mine and work.

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  33. How nice of her to share with you, Marty! I love the little shady corner of your back yard. I'm sending a link of this post to my AZ sis...who just went back home yesterday...:-( so she can see how you've decorated against the brick wall. They have some exactly like yours!

    I just found a few items at GW this morning & now I'm off to paint them ORB myself. I've never spray painted so much in my life until I started blogging! LOL

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  34. Love the fabrics! Should look beautiful!

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  35. Your back yard is lovely, Marty!!
    What beautiful fabric too! Looking forward to both yours and your daughter's finished projects!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  36. Marty,
    Where do you store all your energy??? Amazing back yard and those fabrics will only enhance the look! That floral fabric and the stripe are so well co-ordinated! I'll be back soon to see all the wonderful cushions you've stitched for the patio!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  37. Marty you have a lovely back yard and I love the pretty flowers blooming! The fabrics are great and I can't wait to see what you do with them! JenT

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  38. You are going to have so much fun with those beautiful fabrics! Love all the color combos. Can't wait to see.
    CAS

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