Monday, May 28, 2012

'Reunion' pillows



Our living room cushions were in serious need of a re-do, and this is what I came up with {click photo for a larger view}:


It was a lot of fun coming up with ideas for each pillow!  Obviously I used the same fabric for all ~ Sweetwater Reunion paired with Kona Coal ~ then tried some designs that I'd never tried before for the pillow fronts.  Clockwise from top left, the inspirations {I say inspirations because none of these were exactly following a pattern or tutorial} for them are the following: Snowball blocks, Jenelle's 'Hello Spring Cushion', Stack & Whack Wonky Blocks, & Dresden Plate tutorial / Krista's pattern.

It feels so good to get these done, and better than just getting them done is having these lovelies on our couch!  Ahhh, much nicer.  :)

P.S.  Anyone else missing all the action in the past few weeks, between the Blogger's Quilt Festival and the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day???  It's awfully quiet in my inbox these days!

Linking up with:
Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways 
Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story
Sew Modern Monday @ Canoe Ridge





21 comments:

Deborah said...

One lovely pillow would be amazing but four gorgeous pillows is perfection! Lovely!

Debbie said...

oh these are really nice, Heather! You do such great work!! Love the Coal with the Reunion too...(And yes, it's been quiet!)

Katie B. said...

These are so great! Love your fabric choices.
And it has been quiet! I spent too much time at the computer last week!

Patchwork and Play said...

They look wonderful! I love the colours and the patterns you've chosen. How about a picture of them on the couch?

Alisa said...

They look so, so good, Heather!

It's been quiet on my blog for sure. Spring is here and I'm spending time outside. I've also been uninspired. Not sure why...)-:

Annaliese said...

These look fabulous! I love how they look, both individually and all together!

felicity said...

I truly love what you've done with these pillows! It *is* fun deciding on designs for a set of them. Yours are wonderful.

Kirsten N said...

Beautiful pillows - love the colours with the grey!

CitricSugar said...

Really cute, Heather! Think I like the chevron-y braid one the best but it's a tough call; they're all lovely.

And yes, the quiet after the blogger blitzkrieg of the last 10 days is a little odd... On the positive side, I am accomplishing more things in real life. :-)

Toni said...

These pillows are fabulous, Heather! I keep trying to pick a favorite, but can't. All four of them are beautiful!

Janine said...

These are fab. It's great to see all your different designs!

QuiltyGirl said...

Love the pillows!

My inbox has been quiet lately, too!

Jenelle said...

I love these! The best part is that you have made four gorgeous pillows each with a totally unique design. The kona coal is also perfect for these. Lovely job Heather! I also wanted to tell you that I blogged about your chevron pillow today:
http://echinopsaster.blogspot.com/2012/05/your-makes-fantastic-cushion-project.html

Nicole said...

Beautiful pillows, Heather! Using the same fabric really unifies the different patterns. They came out really well.

heidi said...

I love them!

Leslie said...

these are great. i have made cushion covers for our couch in the past....with the same idea(same fabric and different patterns) and i have loved them since.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love the Reunion line and your pillows look great!

(and yes, my inbox has also been quiet but I've also had a full work inbox so it gave me a chance to breath. :) )

Emma said...

I love your cushions! Especially that chevron one.

April said...

cute pillows! My favorite is the dresden one!

Jeanette said...

Love your pillows, the colors are beautiful.

Amanda Reilly said...

I love the reunion fabric and the pillows are so awesome. I am looking for inspiration for a little living room (and whole house) re-do of my own. Too cool.