New Living Room Pillows

A quick finish for this week to share.  With the kitchen renovation colors have really been discussed at our house.  I like neutrals with pops of color versus something really bold all at once.

floral and stripe handmade pillowFor our kitchen all of my counter top appliances are red, the mixer and toaster.  Most of my hand towels are red and we installed new pendant lights that are…you guessed it RED.  I will be sharing the kitchen soon, we still have a few things to finish.

I wanted to incorporate red into the living room since the space is more open now.  Pillows seemed like a great fit.  Easy to change out and just enough color. Plus, they only take a few hours to sew up.  These are 16″ x 16″ pillows to fit in both the chairs and couch comfortably.

throw pillows in chairs
Notice P’s quilt rolled up in the photo?

Of course I had to pick out the right fabrics and nothing in my stash would do.  A local store was having their annual fat quarter sale so I picked up a few of the floral print.  While at Jo-Anns I had seen a remnant of the red and white stripe so I threw it in my basket.  I love scouring the remnants for solids and interesting fabrics while I’m waiting for my number to be called.

throw pillows on couchThese look great on my couch in our lovely black and white chairs.  The blue in the floral print coordinates well with the light blue color of the couch.  Hubby gave them his seal of approval that they were comfortable.  The man loves pillows.

throw pillows in chairIf you are looking to create your own pillow forma, Crazy Mom Quilts has a useful tutorial here.  There is also an easy tutorial on creating the envelope pillow on her blog here.

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday back at Crazy Mom Quilts.