Last November I spent a week with my Aunt Sandra in Santa Fe. I called it a week long “Artist’s Date”. Aunt Sandra had a successful Interior Design Business in the 1980’s. While I was there she bestowed upon me her “Stash” of designer fabrics. They would qualify now as vintage or retro. I get the two mixed up. The only thing she asked in return was for me to make her ten chair cushions to replace the old ones that were made when she built the house 20 years ago. I’m returning to visit her again next month. The cushions are finished. The following is a little “Show and Tell” of my (non) process.
We laid four large tubs of fabric out on her dining table. Mostly decorator samples and some yardage.
I kept sorting and rearranging, touching, feeling and rearranging again. I was completely absorbed in the textures and colors for days. Even though the fabric is 80’s vintage, good taste and quality are timeless.
I drove myself crazy trying to organize randomness!
Cut the squares, install the zippers, finish the seams, square up the corners, stuff them.