My daughter Kate asked me to make BIG pillows for the reading corner in Alma's room last Christmas. Her nursery was done mostly in fabrics from Kate Spain's Fandango line. I got 24" pillow forms, then made covers using leftovers from her quilt and bedding; the backs of the pillows were made with fleecy fabric.
Alma is expecting a little sister in a few weeks. So far, Kate and Paul have not divulged a name, however I've been calling her Petunia because I have to call her something. Anyway, Petunia will take over Alma's nursery (and those wonderful pillows), while Alma moves into a nice, new room. A nice new "puh-pull" room. Actually the walls are light lavender, and the rug that is the focal point has eye-popping shades of purple, magenta, orange, green and teal.
Time for some new giant pillows! Back when Kate Spain's Terrain line came out, I bought several pre-cuts and some yardage in anticipation of Alma's moving into a big girl room. The colors are absolutely perfect! Here are the wonky-pieced tops for the pillows:
These are really big at 24" x 24" each. They are pieced on a batting foundation. I'm debating whether or not to do some loopy quilting on top just to keep some of those wider strips from shifting. I have some nice, soft lavender fleece for the backs & will set them off with either purple or magenta piping.
And yes, I've got enough to make Miss Alma a big girl quilt. Kate's already picked Julie Herman (a.k.a. Jaybird)'s Off the Rail Pattern. This will be one happy happy room!