Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Patchwork Pillow Cover, Update #1

The last time I was in NYC, I went to Purl and bought a yard of this lovely fabric with the intention to make myself new throw pillows for my sofa (which is a grayish/sage green). I started on them last weekend and am loving the progress so far. Now, given that I am not using a pattern and just basing it on the style of some pillows that Denyse Schmidt made, it will take a little problem solving when it comes to getting the exact size right. But I just love how cutting a square into strips, then cutting them into other sizes simply based on my preference is so transforming. I'll keep you updated as I go along with these, trying to share the how-to when I can.

(Just a note on the picture- this was much brighter when I uploaded it, so I apologize that it's sort of dark. But I guess that's to be expected when I'm relying on natural light in Iowa in January.)


  1. Ooh, these are going to be awesome! Please do post how-to directions as you go along because I just got a bunch of fun Purl fabric myself, with an eye towards throw pillows...

  2. I definitely will- in fact since I have another one of these to do, I will take process shots as I cut/pin/sew so you can see my method. I think that will be the best way to share!