I bought a house in October and I've discovered it takes me a very long time to make certain decorating decisions. Like picking pillows for my family room couch. I've been pinning and shopping for at least 2 months now! Ridiculous.
I finally decided to make my own because I'm a) cheap and b) tired of looking at (expensive) store pillows that aren't exactly what I want. The other day I sifted through my Pillow pinterest board and chose Alissa Haight Carlton's pillow pattern as my first test subject. My living room colors are navy, coral/orange, and grey with a little preppy green mixed in. As I was looking through my stash, my beloved Katie Jump Rope that's been sitting on a shelf for who knows how long jumped out at me and I thought, what the heck. Let's cut that! Why not see my favorite fabric everyday on my couch? Besides, it only needed a little bit. Plenty left over!
So here's the front, almost all quilted. I need a zipper and back panels quilted before I'm finished, so it's a WIP I started to avoid working on my Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller challenge project due next Wednesday at our guild meeting. Another day, another story :)