Friday, January 20, 2012

Echo pillows

I've done a little sprucing up of the place lately, including making these new pillows for the living room.
Echo Pillows
I'm not in love with our couch at all but it was free and I'm actually glad because I don't worry so much when my 3 year old spills something on them. It is a grayish sage green color and I find it challenging to coordinate colors with it.
Echo Pillow
When I first saw the Echo fabric collection by Lotta Jansdotter I knew it would be great for home decor.

The little pillow goes on the chair (which is a really nice light chocolate brown scored on Craigs List). I made it entirely using the Standing Stones print in heather.
Echo Pillow
For the big pillow I knew I wanted to piece a design together and I eventually came up with alternating strips, left and right, on a Kona Coal background. You'll see Alexander Henry "Heath" in this one too.
Echo Pillow
I definitely wanted to be able to remove the covers from the pillow forms so I installed invisible zippers on each. Thankfully, with Rachel's wonderful tutorial, it was a breeze!

I LOOOOVE how these came out and they make me smile every time I walk into the living room!


beth lehman said...

Love the combination!! What a great idea! Question: Did you wash the fabrics first or did you plan for shrinkage? I love washing a quilt for the first time, but I know it shrinks quite a bit. I would love to make some pillows, but I keep overthinking it!

Maryse said...

These are so stylish! I love the fabrics and colors! It really enhances your couch which by the way is not bad at all since it is a neutral color! And as you say, you may wait until your son is older to invest in a really nice one (although it may prove difficult to find a couch now that stands out next to these beauties)!!!

scribblearts said...

Those are great pillows! (And don't you love "Heath"? I find myself using it in so many things these days.) I particular like how you chose to quilt these. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel Hauser said...

Gosh, those are both so pretty! Well done. Glad to have helped with the zippers =)