Our living room has been in desperate need of new throw pillows for a while.
Nothing is wrong with the old ones, but SOMEONE keeps hogging them. So for the past little while I have been slowly adding to a Pinterest board
of pillow ideas (if anyone wants to be invited to the board, just leave your email in the comments and I will invite you, I would love to see your inspiration!).
I had picked up some of these 18" pillow forms
a while back - they have more of a feathery "throw pillow" feel than the ones we have used in the past.
My plan was to cut a bunch of 2 1/2" squares and then randomly arrange them for each pillow, but each one kind of took on a life of its own.
The first one did end up random. The fabrics were a variety of pinks, oranges, yellows, browns, and teals. The backing of this pillow is a beloved Lotta Jansdotter print - I seriously love this fabric. And I used Svetlana's pillow closure tutorial
like I did on the last pillow
For the second pillow I made an "X" with the brown squares and then outlined it with blues, pinks, oranges, and yellows. The backing is a linen print from the Outside Oslo collection by Jessica Jones.
The third pillow is semi-rainbow-ish with some browns mixed in. The backing is another Outside Oslo print. I fell in love with this collection when it came out and have . . . a lot of it.
After making these I feel motivated to make a few pillow covers for different seasons and rotate them throughout the year. I have been meaning to that for years but maybe this year it will happen? At least I have some for fall.
A view from my sewing table. Notice how clean it is! If you follow me on Instagram
, you might have seen the before and after photos from last week. It took tremendous effort but I am hoping to keep things a little more tidy.