pile ‘o pillows

I told my friend that I would make her pillows a looong time ago.  You know I can’t turn down a pillow making project. 
We had fun going to my local quilt shop and doing some fabric shopping, and came away with a cute stack of modern fabrics. 
Most of the fabrics are from Joel Dewberry’s Modern Meadow collection, with a little Amy Butler thrown in just to mix it up.
I sketched out a couple designs and went with it!  Of course I did manage to make a slight measuring error on the king size pillow, forgot the measure twice cut once rule.  Oh well, it turned out great anyway and no one is the wiser.  🙂 
I love how using an invisible zipper makes pillows reversible, so there end of being tons of fun combinations.  And now I think I know how to make a really durable and time tested pillow.  Fully lined with muslin on both sides and serged edges, love how it gives it such a professional look.
ps. House on Hill Road is hosting a Pillow Challenge Week, so check it out!

31 thoughts on “pile ‘o pillows

  1. Grandma G says:

    So pretty! Love your color combinations!

  2. loving the fabric choices! They look great together!

  3. A Girl says:

    Love your choice of fabrics. You just can’t go wrong with anything from Joel Dewberry.

  4. Jess says:

    so cute! I’m using some of Joel Dewberry’s line for my living room/dining room. The colors are awesome!

  5. Great pillows Anna! Maybe that is what I’ll do with my Modern Meadow!

  6. I love the color combination… those greens, browns and blues…must get some nice fabric

  7. Jessica says:

    Those pillows are so pretty! I love how they are reversible too. Great job!
    I’m a pillow fanatic my husband is always saying to me why do we have so many pillows? 🙂

  8. Cindy says:

    These are really cute Anna! Love the color combos!

  9. Vanessa says:

    Hoping to get a new couch soon so I’ll have to come back here for throw pillow ideas 🙂

  10. What quilt shops do you like going to in the Twin Cities?

  11. Love these colors. The patterns work so well together… I never could have put those together! The modern designs are so visually interesting. Love how each one is a little different.

  12. crafterhours says:

    Wow, that is a ton of work! You are a great friend! These pillows look fantastic.

  13. Danae says:

    Love the color/fabric combinations!

  14. Sarah says:

    Pillows pillows everywhere! Everyone is making them at the moment, including me. I do love yours very much. Such lovely styles and very nice fabric choices. Perhaps I should draw a plan before I leap into things sometimes!! My last attempt is rather boring looking.

  15. Leslie says:

    i love the fabric that you used.

  16. Meg says:

    I really love these, Anna! Modern Meadow, I think, is my favorite line from this year.

  17. Mary says:

    Beautiful!!! You know I love me some Modern Meadow 😉 I’m sure your friend is ecstatic!

  18. Ohhh, love the fabric choices and the pillows turned out fabulous! Great job as per usual my dear.

  19. Jodie says:

    The fabric combinations are stunning. Making cushions is always an option I overlook when sewing, I need to move it to the top of my ‘to make’ list – thank you for the inspiration!

  20. Jacqui says:

    Nice! I’ve got some pillows to do as well and was going to just use the fabric as-is but perhaps I need to get a little more interesting with them! I hadn’t thought of using invisible zippers – perhaps I need to bite the bullet and learn to put them in! And using muslin – do you just sew it into the seam with the outer fabric or have it separate and joined at the zipper?

  21. Just like everyone else I love the fabric, colours and combinations. Making your own cushions/pillows really shows off the fabrics and makes your decor unique…love them!

  22. ayumills says:

    Love the fabrics you used for those pillows!! Your friend is lucky to have a friend like you who can make something very special like these!

  23. So beautiful Anna! Those pillows are so peaceful looking – great fabric combos and designs.


  24. sewkatiedid says:

    They look awesome. I always love the look of the long pillows.

  25. Xandi says:

    Lucky friend! Why do they need to be lined with muslin?

  26. Katherine says:

    Gorgeous! Love the fabrics and design you put together.

  27. Delia says:

    You really have a knack for color choices. Beautiful Anna!

  28. Angela says:

    very pretty Anna! isn’t that modern meadow so wonderful??

  29. jayayceeblog says:

    Great pillows. Love the fabric with the trees on it!

  30. Juliette says:

    ok, this is exactly what I was envisioning in my head with some Joel Dewberry fabrics I’ve got pillow plans for. I was just having a hard time conveying my concept to my husband -he’s finally on board now, ha! thanks! Lovely work!

  31. Mary Jo says:

    Wow. These are so beautiful!

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