Patchwork Pillows

I finally finished my pillow project! I’m really happy with how these turned out. It’s a fresh look for the new year. Here’s the other pillow:

And here’s how the back looks:
I’ve realized I love sewing pillow covers. They’re simple projects that you can finish in a few hours, and I love the satisfaction of finishing a project.

Unlike the “ravioli” pillows I made last week, I quilted these ones. You can kind of see the quilting in this photo. I did simple straight stitching. I think stippling would have been really cute too, but honestly, I was too lazy to switch my presser foot.
Ta-dah! Here’s the final look! Here they are all nice and fluffed out, picture perfect. *sigh* What a beauty.
…and here they are after a few minutes with my husband. :-} I need to let go and embrace the main purpose of pillows.
I guess you can say the pillows are well loved. 🙂 Luckily they puff back into shape after a couple fluffs.

If you’re thinking of doing a pillow cover project yourself, I recommend buying the pillows from Ikea. Both of the pillows above are 21″ square down pillows (hence the fluffiness) from Ikea and only cost ~$6 each.

Happy Sewing!


7 Responses to Patchwork Pillows

  1. MiniBinoy January 24, 2011 at 4:55 am #

    beautiful patchwork pillows!!

  2. Florence January 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    Wow lovely cushions !

  3. inspirational art January 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    lovely pillows and beautiful fabrics.

  4. Patty February 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I love the colours….bright and fresh is the best way. Just found your site from Moda Bake shop. Think my little dog would aso like that rug!

  5. Kim February 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Nice job…..amazing how those pillows dress up our whole room :0)
    $6 bucks…..who knew!

    Happy sewing

  6. kim makins February 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    I love earth tones and wild animal prints.

    I like thw pillows

  7. sunwon November 15, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    I love your pillows patchwork. The fabrics look beautiful together.

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