Let me introduce you to a very cute shop I discovered in Sydney recently. No Chintz is a shop that is exactly as it sounds, it sells textiles and soft-furnishings with No Chintz in sight! Click on the name above to take a peak!
Their fabric is beautiful, cotton and very thick. But it is also a bit pricey (for my budget!). They had baskets of off-cuts and remnants for sale, so I dug through and found two bundles, each costing only $5! I couldn't believe my luck because they were very nice pieces that actually matched (you know how sometimes you buy a bundle and there are only a few pieces that are actually usable?).
I sewed them together today and this is what I came up with...
I am really happy with the scrappy look it has, but I feel that it could be a little bigger. I have used up all the scraps, so I don't know what to do. I am thinking of going back to No Chintz and picking up some cheaper plain fabric to use as a boarder - only because the way this fabric is woven is very thick and it is unlike anything I have been able to find before in Sydney. At least with a boarder it will be a good size to use as a throw rug this winter.