Monday, February 23, 2015

Bright and Happy Floor Pillows for Ann Kelle

These bright and happy floor pillows were sewn with Ann Kelle's Remix fabrics and Robert Kaufman's Kona Cotton Solids. Though I first met Kelle at Houston Quilt Market, she actually lives down the street from me. Isn't it a small world?

Ann Kelle Floor Pillows

When Kelle asked if I would sew some assorted floor pillows for a photo shoot, I had all kinds of ideas. We talked over some shapes, fabric combos and sizes, and I let the fabric do the work.

My friend Veronica helped me with all of the sewing and planning (and distracting Elliot while we sewed), so I definitely could not have done it without her help!


Ann Kelle Floor Pillows

Pie Pillow

I drafted a pattern for this pillow, which we called the "pie pillow." I started from this basic idea, which has 12 sections, and changed it to 8 sections. This pillow is really huge, and I was worried about fitting it in Kelle's car!

Ann Kelle Floor Pillows

Patchwork Muffin

For this pillow, I used a tutorial from Living with Punks, and adjusted the side panel to this funky patchwork version. Love the pink covered button!

Ann Kelle Floor Pillows


Patchwork Cushion

This pillow pattern is self drafted, using some dense foam for the pillow form. The patchwork pieces are almost charm-square sized, but a little longer. I LOVE how this one turned out, especially with the crisp, white piping Veronica sewed on.

Ann Kelle Floor Pillows

Heart Pillow

The heart pillow was Kelle's idea, and Veronica drafted the pattern and stitched on the piping again. I cut the fabric pieces, so it was a collaboration. Love how this one turned out. The back is an envelope closure.

 Ann Kelle Floor Pillows

Happy Hourglass Cushion

Finally, this half-square triangle pillow was another collaborative effort! Veronica and her daughter helped me cut and arrange the triangles, and we had a little assembly line to sew and press. We really improvised on this one, and I think it turned out so cute!


Special thanks to our friends at Fairfield 
for providing ALL of the Poly-Fil NU-Foam® 
and Poly-Fil® to make these amazing throw pillows.



7 comments:

  1. I completely forgot that I made that heart pillow pattern! I'll have to see if I still have it on my computer. That might be a fun project to share as a downloadable pattern sometime. Thanks for asking me to help out on this project. It was fun spending time with you and Elliot and sewing!

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  2. Love all the pillows ~ especially the 'Pie' pillow! I'm a big fan of pie!

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  3. I think the Patchwork Cushion and Muffin are my favorites. So bright and pretty!

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  4. I LOVE how these turned out, what a fun bundle of pillows.

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