New Colors for the Couch

Saturated Pillow

I took a break yesterday from a “secret project” to make a new pillow for my couch. I decided to bring some new colors into the room, which is mostly earth tones. I really love these prints, half from Anna Maria Horner’s Loulouthi collection and half from Tula Pink’s Parisville collection. The solid is Kona Ash. Since I am feeling much more confident in paper piecing after the Summer Sampler Series, I created my own templates for this pillow. I think it turned out quite well!

Pillow Quilting

I quilted 1/4″ on each side of the seams and I love this little star it created in the center of the pillow.

Pillow Binding

The binding is a yellow print from Parisville. I was going back and forth on that choice, worried it was maybe too bold. But in the end, I think it adds a little extra punch to the pillow.

Pillow Front

I plan on making one more pillow for the other side of my couch, but I will probably do another design with the same fabrics.



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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    August 9, 2011

    Wow, this is incredible! These colors together just sing to me. And I love the way the large Summer totem print peaks out here and there. It looks great with yellow binding. I want it!

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    Katie B

    August 9, 2011

    This is really cool! I love your design.

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    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quitls

    August 9, 2011

    It is beautiful Faith and I love the yellow binding. Just the right touch!

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    August 9, 2011

    Really striking pillow, great quilting too.

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    Maureen Cracknell

    August 9, 2011

    Oooh, I want this pillow! These fabric together are perfection! Amazing job!!!

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    August 9, 2011

    Beautiful, I love it.

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    Liane R

    August 9, 2011

    I love this! I’ve been working on some pillows for a bedroom. You give new inspiration!

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    August 9, 2011

    Love it!!! Thanks for the inspiration…now I’ll have to make something similar!

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    Elizabeth @ Don't Call Me Betsy

    August 9, 2011

    Oooh, yes, the yellow is a perfect touch! Love it!!

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    Rachel D @ Just Sew Y'all Know

    August 9, 2011

    Very cute! And I love the quilting!

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    August 9, 2011

    Love the pillow! You have inspired me to do a quilt pillow one day… got to finish a few more projects first, however.

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    kate @swim, bike, quilt

    August 9, 2011


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    August 9, 2011

    Well done on designing and creating your own unique and wonderful pillow.

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    August 9, 2011

    so very pretty! I always love that block. 🙂

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    Amy C

    August 9, 2011

    Bravo on the pillow. It is fabulous!

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    August 9, 2011

    Beautiful fabric choices, awesome quilting.

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    August 9, 2011

    love the yellow. I think it goes really well.

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    August 9, 2011

    That is a fabulous pillow – great choice with the yellow!

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    August 10, 2011

    Gorgeous cushion. The yellow is perfect and the quilting adds so much to it!

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    August 10, 2011

    This pillow is lovely! I love the colours and the arrangement. I also don’t like doing the same thing twice. Can’t wait to the see second pillow.

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    August 10, 2011

    I love the pattern, that star in the middle, and especially the yellow binding–beautiful!

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    Miss Nancy

    August 10, 2011

    Everything is perfect on your new pillow! Love it! Well done!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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    August 10, 2011

    Very pretty pillow!! love the quilting design too.

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    August 11, 2011

    Oh man, that is gorgeous! I want to make one, I want to make one! Great job.