Here's the bare necessities -- unadorned furniture and a neutral rug to define the seating area.
After a massive rearrangement of plants and a few quilts, the area is almost hidden from view as you walk up the back deck steps.
Each step reveals a bit more of the area.
Quilts cover the backs of all the seating and I have made coordinating pillows.
The seat cushions are just covered with a bold floral home dec fabric. The fabric is just pinned to the cushions in the back, so it can be changed depending on which quilted items I am using. The bright yellow callas are nearing the end of their bloom. I have already cut down a few of the first bloomers. I hate to see them go, because they go so nicely with the log cabin chair backs.
As quilters, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing how we use quilts to enhance the enjoyment of our summer living space.
One of the questions everyone asks me is if I leave all of this stuff outside. Yes, I do on the weekends only. That's when we aren't working, so we have time to sit out there and enjoy it all. If I know it's going to rain, I will bring it in. Unfortunately I did not check the forecast and about an hour ago I heard thunder and ran to check...sure enough it is raining like crazy out there and everything is soaked. I guess I will soon find out if it's all colorfast.
6:40 a.m. update: It's still raining and finally light enough for me to get a picture.
sad, sad, sad.............I see the pillows have moved on the glider...an animal or wind...not sure which.