Saturday, March 21, 2009

TOILE PARTY

There is a new party in town - a Toile Party, organized and hosted by
The Pretty Organized Palace. Everyone was invited to show pictures of their favorite Toile de Juoy fabric used in their home. Be sure to check out The Pretty Organized Palace for a list of participants and all of the homes decorated with toile fabric.

The border on this quilted, patchwork pillow is one of my all time favorite toiles. Two meters of this fabric was purchased from a French vendor several years ago. I have used it in numerous quilting projects, and there is not much of it left. When it is gone, I will miss it as it is the most luscious shade of red!



My favorite toiles often include multi-colors rather than the more familiar two-tone toiles. This pattern called 'Bosporus' has been around for quite a while, but I never tire of seeing it.

One of the charms of toile, I think, is the depiction of bucolic, pastoral scenes. 'Bosporus' is certainly indicative of that typical rural life from long ago.

After finding this 'Bosporus' fabric a couple of months ago on a clearance table, I bought enough to make the dust ruffle for our king-sized bed.

Now be sure to go by prettyorganizedpalace.blogspot.com to check out a variety of toile and learn more about this charming fabric.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sally

15 comments:

imjacobsmom said...

That is one of the prettiest toile bedskirts I have ever seen. I guess I forgot that toile comes in colors, too. You are so talented and you have great ideas! ~ Robyn

xinex said...

Those toile fabrics are very pretty, Sally. With the pillows on the bed and the matching dust ruffle makes the bed really nice....Christine

Leila said...

I love your pillows and your dust skirt.
You did a beautiful job!

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

Now that is lovely! I will have to look for some of that! Thanks!

Mom in High Heels said...

That is beautiful toile! I love the bed skirt.

Felicia said...

Love that Bosporus. I'll have to be on the lookout for that :)

Janelle said...

Luscious is right--and that Bosporus fabric is to die for! Perfect as a bed ruffle!

Kim Chalfant said...

I love the Bosporus fabric! Nice change to the standard toile. Bedskirt is fabulous. I need to make one for my bed, but I've been too lazy.

Pretty Organizer said...

I'm a huge fan of mulitcolor toile. I have a multi color toile in my kitchen and I've designed my entire downstairs around it... toile-nut or what? Thanks so much for joining in the party!

Bo said...

Just beautiful examples of toile...that bedskirt is GORGEOUS!
;- Bo

bj said...

Sally, I love your pillows and that bedskirt is so beautiful...love that toile.

Happy To Be said...

Oh Sally I just love this fabric..and girl I am still trying to make my dust ruffles with the fitted sheet..you were to kind to share that with me..Hope all is well in your world sweet friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Chari said...

Mornin' my friend...

Goodness sakes...if that is the prettiest toile fabric I've ever seen!!! Now is this the bed ruffle that you have been working on and needing the supplies for? It's absolutely...all out...frenchy fabulous, my friend! I love the Bosporus pattern! I have to agree with you also about liking the toile that is multicolored! I'm not exactly sure what I would do with it but I'd love to have some! Hehe!!! I also love that pretty red & beige or off-white toile! Love that it's the darker red! What beautiful pillows!!! I can see that you're an excellent seamstress! Thank you so much for sharing your toile with us...what a treat!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love that fabric you used to make the bedskirt! Love the pillows too!
Manuela

The Peoples Family said...

Please share where you found the toile on a clearance table.