I’m replacing the smooshed back cushions of my couch with big, colorful, quilted pillows. This morning I finished my first one, a huge red flower made from some of the scraps from my Lava Meets Sea quilt.
Next up is another design from Pillow POP!, Crystallized by Angela Mitchell. I’m calling my version “Hot and Cold” because instead of using value in these half square triangles, colors are separated into warms and cools. I have so many greens that look warm to me, so in my mind I’m sorting red, orange, yellow and pink or blue, purple and green.
My pillow forms are huge and I decided to downsize the half square triangles. That means extra work, but I hope it will also make a seriously cute pillow cover. We’ll see, lots more to sew!
First, meet Percy. Cute, isn’t he? Then, see the blue couch to the left of him? The cushions on the back of the couch are overly “smooshie”, and not in a good way. They’re smooshie in a “what’s wrong with your couch cushions?” kind of way. So I have a brilliant plan to replace the cushions with large, colorful, quilted pillows. I’m starting with this one from the book Pillow POP! The books is filled with great pillow designs, which will really be helpful as I have a lot to make. This one drew me in first, Fresh Bloom by Ryan Walsh.
Recognize the colors from my Lava Meets Sea quilt? (Yes, there will be a similar pillow in blue.) One of my daughters noticed that the text fabric is about instructions for making a pillowcase. Perfect, isn’t it?
But for now I’m back to finishing a quilt top. Pillows (and the smooshie couch) will have to wait just a bit longer.