If I'm not the crazy quilt lady yet, I'm most certainly the crazy pillow lady. I change the covers on our living room pillows as often as some people change their clothes. I love pillows because they allow me to try out techniques on a small scale, and I've learned a lot from all my pillows. Here is my collection:
Christmas Tree Pillow_1, 2. A Practice Pillow, 3. Christmas Strings Pillow 1, 4. argyle_pillow_2, 5. IMG_2327, 6. IMG_2328, 7. Central Park HST Pillow 1, 8. Valentine's Pillow Front, 9. IMG_1826, 10. IMG_8376, 11. IMG_8360, 12. IMG_8364, 13. IMG_8223, 14. IMG_2688, 15. IMG_9232, 16. A new pillow for our bed, 17. bed pillows, 18. Churn dash pillow front, 19. Christmas PIllows, 20. IMG_2329
The problem is I'm getting tired of patchwork pillows. I'll probably get fired as a quilter for saying that. I wanted something bold but reasonably simple for new pillow covers. I order these fabrics from Fabric.com. I love all the fabric designs, but the orange one was tagged as an indoor/outdoor fabric. It is most certainly an outdoor fabric. I don't like how it feels, but I went ahead and sewed it up for now. I'm still searching for the perfect home decor orange fabric for this set. These go well with the Color Wheel quilt I've hung in the room. It adds a nice amount of color to the room.
And, check out the invisible zippers! I'm in love with these. I'll never go back, and I'll never do an envelope back on a pillow again. I am thinking of placing an order of invisible zippers from an Etsy vendor because they are 1/2 the price, plus I'd love having some on hand.
Finally, I'm beginning to work with this stack. These are the fabrics I plan to use for my new argyle quilt. I wanted this to be an autumn quilt. I plan to back it with multiple fall fabric fat quarters I have on hand and chose the colors based on those fabrics. I chose Kona Gold for the main color as well as Tangerine, Caribbean, Tomato, Papaya, and Olive. Now I'm debating on how I will put this together and document it for a quilt along. I was thinking of using four colors for the diamond stripes with the other color for the binding. I know traditional argyle usually only includes 2-3 colors, but I can't decide which ones to leave out.