dada pillows

It was my husband’s birthday a few weeks ago and I had been promising him FOREVER to replace his favorite pillow for him (yes, I took the old one and tossed it thinking I would whip him up a new one in no time).  It took me a while to come up with what I wanted to do.  He would have been happy with just a couple fabrics slapped together, but I thought and thought and thought some more about that darn pillow.  It had to be perfect, or so I thought. 

I ended up waiting until his actual birthday to make the first pillow.  Mistake.  It was so hard keeping the girls occupied while trying to come up with a cool design for the pillow.  I finished it just in time – and he loves it.  yay.

I had also planned on making a few more pillows to throw on the couch, so I finished the last two up last night.  Made me really happy to check that one off my list, I had been putting it off for long enough. 

I ended up making the big square pillow forms myself which was really fun, but the rectangular ones are small travel pillows.  I lined all but one pillow with muslin for a little more sturdiness (I love it!).  The first pillow I made using fusible fleece and quilted it with straight lines, but I prefer the other versions a little better.

27 thoughts on “dada pillows

  1. Sew It UP! says:

    Those came out great! The simplicity of the pattern lets the fabric come out and shine. Love it! They remind me of the beach.

  2. jess says:

    very cute! I mean-er masculine. *grunt* lol. just kidding. The fabrics are great!

  3. Deanna says:

    Love the pillows!

  4. Melissa says:

    You know, I keep forgetting about pillows. Patchwork has always scared me because I think GIANT QUILT every time. These are gorgeous though, love the colours!

  5. I love the Amy Butler prints, they work well on your pillows. I have used the one with the large navy flowers and lots of turquoise for my new pinnies. Finally got round to taking some pics of them today and am just about to up load them onto my shop.

  6. Very nice fabrics! Love how you have combined them 🙂

  7. Christina says:

    Ooohhhh, I like those! I love the manly fabric colors. 🙂

  8. Mary says:

    I love these! I really need to attempt making pillow covers – I know it’s not even all that hard! What a great gift for your husband . . . you’re reminding me of how much I’ve been slacking on making my husband’s “man quilt”. He’s beginning to think it won’t ever happen!

  9. Nutsy Coco says:

    They look great! I love the color of your couch too but I cringe at how awful it would look in my house after my two dogs and cat with white fur laid on it for 5 minutes!

  10. Lizzy says:

    OOOOH! So pretty! I need to make pillow covers for the pillows on my own couch, but I’ve just been having trouble getting inspired to actually do it. I love the fabrics you chose – so fresh!

  11. Sarah Pead says:

    Love them! Just love them!

  12. These look fantastic!!!

  13. great job! LOVE these!

  14. Magen says:

    Very cute. I like that they look so modern…I have no chance at making my own though,Husband is fed up with all the pillows I have collected around the house!

    Magen @

  15. Suzanne says:

    Anyone would love those pillow. They are beautiful AND (most important) they look soft and comfortable!

  16. Tamiko says:

    Those pillows are beautiful! I am making a quilt in similar colors and that stripy fabric would be perfect. Do you mind sharing who the designer/manufacturer is? I haven’t seen in my LQS’s. THanks!

  17. Anna says:

    Thanks everyone! Tamiko – the stripey fabric is Picnic Parade JM18-Blue Book Stripe by Jenean Morrison. Just googled it an it’s on mega sale here:–Free-Spirit.htm
    Hope that helps!

  18. Marina says:

    lovely pillows. I’ve been promising to make some grown-up ones for my hubby for absolute ages. (Glad your little one is recovering from her little accident…..ooops…..)

  19. henny says:

    Lovely pillows! Love the calm colors..

  20. Leslie says:

    these are so nice!! good job

  21. sneezerville says:

    i love those ! the patterns the colors they all rock

  22. patternpatti says:

    Love them. I’ve needed to do that for so long. Guess I might as well wait until I get that new sofa, right

  23. Jeannie says:

    Love, love those pillow! I have yet to do one, they seems so daunting to me somehow!
    You did a great job.

  24. Sarah says:

    Love your cushions! Love the fabrics you have chosen too. I do like the quilted one but I do see what you mean. Sometimes simple is better. I bet your home looks so much nicer now and I bet you smile whenever you see them. I’d be proud of all those squishy delights.

  25. Lovely job! These are fab!

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