Monday, August 29, 2011

New pillows

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:

1. 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.

20 comments:

  1. They look great! I haven't done any patchwork pillow cases..yours are quite the inspiration! What method/tutorial do you use for your invisible zippers?

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  2. wowsers! Amazing pillowness! Great job on the invisible zippers - they look great!

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  3. Wow, that is a lot but they are all so pretty! I do understand needing a change, though, and the new ones are fabulous. Love the yellow fabric! I really need to try the invisible zippers. Yours look great!

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  4. You're official name is Crzy Quilt lady! :) Love the pillows, if I can get my crap together I'll start working on my pillows.

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  5. Your pillows look great! I love being able to change out my pillow covers whenever I feel the urge.

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  6. Well, I sure do love your pillows :) And your invisible zips look fabulous! Silly question, me being a zipper novice and all, do you use a different kind of zipper for an invisible zip? :)

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  7. Yummy pillows! :) I'm loving the invisible zippers--brilliant! :)

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  8. Great job on the zippers! Wow! What tute did you use?

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  9. Your pillow pile is most impressive! And how neat that you could put an invisible zipper in a pillow case. Excellent! I love invisible zippers and use them in all my skirts, but pillows is a new one for me. Thanks for the idea.

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  10. GORGEOUS pillows! I love the autumn quilt colors! If you just need three, I would go with the middle three - the orange, yellow, and green - with brown stitching - but that's the traditional in me. I love the look of the blue thrown in!

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  11. Ohh those pillows are delicious, I don't think there is anything wrong with wanting something "non patchwork" for a change! Amen to the invisible zipper, it really gives it a professionally finished feel...now you have me wanting new pillow covers too!

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  12. I'm loving your new pillows! Great job on the invisible zippers. And I think it's okay that you are tired of patchwork pillows (if the quilt police ever come knocking, you have plenty of options to bring out really quickly).

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  13. Fabulous fabrics! I can't remember - what pillow insert do you like to use?

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  14. Great pillows!! I was just thinking of bulk ordering some zips - never thought or tried invisible. They look fantastic! I'll have to give them a shot.

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  15. Wow these are gorgeous, fabulous inspiration

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  16. If you do order some zippers, could you get me some, too? I want to make some pillows, too.

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  17. I love invisible zippers too! I order all my zippers from Wawak, because they often go on sale for buy-1-get-1, and they are very cheap to begin with. I go zipper crazy on those sales :)

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  18. These are great! What is the name of the designer of the fabric on the picture of the four pillows on the couch. I would love to get some of the green for myself!

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