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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!

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31 Responses to pile ‘o pillows

  1. Grandma G 11.03.2010 at 10:20 am #

    So pretty! Love your color combinations!

  2. Admitted Fabricaholic 11.03.2010 at 10:39 am #

    loving the fabric choices! They look great together!

  3. A Girl 11.03.2010 at 10:50 am #

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

  4. Jess 11.03.2010 at 10:52 am #

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

  5. Mary on Lake Pulaski 11.03.2010 at 11:02 am #

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

  6. Sewing Princess 11.03.2010 at 11:21 am #

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

  7. Jessica 11.03.2010 at 11:43 am #

    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 11.03.2010 at 12:19 pm #

    These are really cute Anna! Love the color combos!

  9. Vanessa 11.03.2010 at 12:35 pm #

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

  10. Kitten's Lost Her Mittens 11.03.2010 at 1:09 pm #

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

  11. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 11.03.2010 at 1:44 pm #

    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 11.03.2010 at 1:51 pm #

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

  13. Danae 11.03.2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Love the color/fabric combinations!

  14. Sarah 11.03.2010 at 2:25 pm #

    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 11.03.2010 at 2:36 pm #

    i love the fabric that you used.

  16. Meg 11.03.2010 at 3:15 pm #

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

  17. Mary 11.03.2010 at 4:26 pm #

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

  18. luvinthemommyhood 11.03.2010 at 4:48 pm #

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

  19. Jodie 11.03.2010 at 6:46 pm #

    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 11.03.2010 at 7:32 pm #

    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. Naturally Carol 11.03.2010 at 8:35 pm #

    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 11.03.2010 at 10:23 pm #

    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. The Cottage Mama 11.03.2010 at 11:47 pm #

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


  24. sewkatiedid 11.04.2010 at 2:52 am #

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

  25. Xandi 11.04.2010 at 4:51 am #

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

  26. Katherine 11.04.2010 at 2:19 pm #

    Gorgeous! Love the fabrics and design you put together.

  27. Delia 11.04.2010 at 3:00 pm #

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

  28. Angela 11.04.2010 at 9:06 pm #

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

  29. jayayceeblog 11.15.2010 at 7:38 pm #

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

  30. Juliette 11.16.2010 at 10:43 am #

    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 01.15.2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Wow. These are so beautiful!

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