Bathroom Redecoration

In January, I shared the redecorating of my bedroom. Once the bedroom was done we started work on the bathroom. I had this maroon paint which I painted the walls. Then I took a pale yellow for the ceiling. For extra color, I used bright yellow for the accent color: vanity door, trim, towels and rugs.


When looking for a shower curtain, Mac picked this white with yellow and grays. Not something I would have picked but it really fit into the color scheme. The shower curtain also made it possible to add a gray color into the bathroom look.



As we are aware, most shower curtains don’t go all the way to the ceiling. To solve this (to keep the heat in the shower), I had this great white and yellow fabric and made a valance, I guess is what you would call it.



There are still a few little things to complete like framing the mirror we installed and finish the caulking in the shower. We sort of stopped redecorating for a while but I have really got to finish these couple of little things.. I do have plans the living/dining area but haven’t got motivated to start it yet.


Basket Weave Pillow

Since I am making the Rainbow Square quilt I thought I will also make a Basket Weave patchwork pillow using the maroon fabric to match.


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As you can see these fabrics are colorful and should make for a very pretty pillow. This pattern is simple as it uses strips of material made into 9 squares.

The top of the pillow is finished so now I am using a fabric that used to be the lining of a skirt to make the pillow form. This is better than just stuffing your finished pillow. It gives you the capability of changing the pillow case when you want a change or it needs to be washed. If you purchase a preformed pillow, you can place it directly into your finished pillow case.


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By laying your pillow top on the lining, will allow you to make the pillow form the correct size. Then cut the solid fabric in the same manner.






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Next you will sew the pillow form and the pillow case with right sides together leaving an opening on 1 side.





Then stuff the inner pillow with poly-fil. At this time make sure, the pillow form fits inside the pillow case properly before sewing the opening closed with a quick stitch. If all fits well, place the pillow form into the pillow case. Then you can hand stitch the opening of the pillow case or you can do a top stitch all the way around the pillow case to seal it shut. As my pillow form fits snugly into the pillow case, I had to do the quick stitch to close the opening.

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As you will notice I am using a solid blue fabric for the back of the pillow. This gives you an option a print or a solid depending on your mood.Basket Weave Pillow (9)


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And voila – a beautiful pillow!

Rainbow Square Quilt

I decided to start a quilt. I let my husband, Mac, pick the pattern so I will be doing a Rainbow Square quilt using blue, white with blue flowers, pink, and maroon fabrics. As you can see these fabrics are colorful and should make for a very pretty quilt.  I realized that I had not washed the fabric so that was step one. Then I ironed them before tracing and cutting out the pieces.

This is a very simple pattern as there are only 2 different size squares. After cutting out all the pieces I have started connecting the smaller squares.  I will post more pictures as I progress.