New project: Handmade Cushion!

Handmade Pillow-8

I spent last week-end preparing and thinking about so many things for my sewing classes that I think I lost control, it’s like I have a new toy and I have to experiment with it till the last!

I have to say that one thing was in my mind all along…to make a cushion! So, for its basic shape I copied one cushion I already had in my apartment, I used a simple light-creme fabric to sew it. I learned how to put the zip – that was not so difficult as I thought, actually, and I’m really surprised to see so many good tutorials online…the internet is fantastic! – and then I waited…for the inspiration to come. Handmade Pillow by Serena OlivieriHandmade Pillow by Serena OlivieriI started painting some yellow triangles, but then I went crazy with red, then I didn't like it, so went on with darker colours..like green and blue and then orange. I was kind of bothered at first by thi palette, but then I could find a balance, painting blue on the red colour. In this way, I could tollerate this colours together.  In fact, this is not a bad palette at all..now I am lookign at my pillow and I am quite ok with the results. I don't know about you, but I have these little battles with colour balance!Handmade Pillow by Serena Olivieri

I started painting the pattern as I used to do on paper, without any drawing or fixed structure..I just let my brain work the geometric shapes through the music. So, at first I painted some yellow triangles (you can see it on a vine I did..) but then I went crazy with the red, then I didn’t like it at all, so went on with darker colours covering what I previously did. So suddenly green and orange where on stage. I was kind of bothered at first by this palette, but then I finally found a certain balance, painting blue on the red colour. That was the only way I could tolerate them together, seriously.

In fact, this is not a bad palette at all…it is kind of unusual for my standards, but now that I am looking at my brand new cushion I am quite ok with the results. I don’t know about you, but I have these little battles with colours from time to time!

Have a great week!

Serena

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