Thursday, October 3, 2013

A new autumn pillow

My autumn decor is up in the house, but I needed a new pillow cover for the couch. Over the past couple days I put together this guy.

I used some Kaffe Fassett shot cottons that were scraps from another project. I love the colors and the idea behind this project, but I cut the leaf a bit too big. I still like it, but it needs a larger neutral border around the leaf to emphasize the image. Despite that, I still like having it on our couch. I love pillows because they are such quick projects. I also had a lot of fun with the quilting on this. This spiral is definitely one of my favorites.


The back is pieced from some larger scraps. I used an invisible zipper on the bottom for the closure.

Here is the Instagram shot of the pieced top before finishing. I am thinking of making a second pillow. I'll get my scale right next time so it looks more like a leaf in the finished pillow.

12 comments:

  1. I like the over sized leaf! I could tell it was a leaf right away!

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  2. I am NUTS about this pillow. I love every single thing about it. Gorgeous!

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  3. This is great! I think the scale is perfect! Very modern

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  4. Very cool, Kati! What a great use for shot cottons!!

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  5. Fabulous! Could you imagine couch full of such pillows?

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  6. Kati, it looks marvellous! I agree that you should cover your whole couch with leaf cushions.
    E xx

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  7. The quilting totally changes the patchwork. I have been meaning to try the spiral quilting and now that I look at the cushion I realise that is a good sized project to start it on. Great work

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  8. I love it! I have also forgot how the pillow curves around the insert when planning a design, but it does look great as it is.

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  9. It's wonderful! I like that it is oversized (though a smaller leaf would also look great. In fact, they'd make a great pair!).

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  10. Oh how fun, love the quilting on it too

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