Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quilt Partners

A quilt doesn't seem complete to me without some pillows to partner with it. I was going to make some pillows for the 'feeling blue' quilt, but then I found these in my pillow closet. Yup, I have a whole closet where I hang pillow covers that aren't being used. It's great having an abundance of pillow covers so that I can change a room when the mood hits me and I don't have to paint!I made these from some vintage blocks that I salvaged. They have a nice modern/vintage look. (Nanette's characterization of the feeling of the quilt.) I think she was right on and I think they fit. I made them a long time ago and they've never found a home.
They'll live there until I make some different ones to partner with this quilt.
Thanks so much for all the fabulous suggestions for my quilty experimentation. I'm making a list. I'll let you know which one I'm going to start with. There's no way I could choose just one!

22 comments:

karenfae said...

nice pillows and great idea using vintage blocks. I will need to remember this.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Kerri said...

the pillows are F A B U L O U S!!

Marianne said...

Love the vintage vibe! Great Pillows!

Chase said...

what a great idea~ i love your vintage blocks! i just think they are telling lots stories... thanks for sharing

live a colorful life said...

Vintage-modern. Perfect combo.

Lynne said...

Oooh those are soooo pretty. I feel inspired to make some of those vintage blocks myself - and how cute to put them on pillows.

vivian said...

Beautiful! I have that red fabric-it's so pretty I hate to cut it!

Sarah Craig said...

What a great way to use vintage blocks! Now I need to go look for some.... I love an excuse to shop!! ;-)

Stephanie said...

They look perfect!

elle said...

Quilt Partners! 8^) Absolutely necessary and you have two great examples.

Q said...

Wow those are very nice pillows. Great job.

That Girl said...

LOVE the pillows. The old mixed with the new is just perfect!


Jennifer :)

Terriaw said...

I agree with you, sometimes a matching pillow really completes a quilt. These pillows are just gorgeous. Love the blocks!

Victoria said...

The pillows and quilt look fabulous together!
(Love the idea of having a stash of pillow covers!)

peaknits said...

What charming pillows - they look great right there!

MightyMom said...

I love that brown pillow...which is saying something cuz brown doesn't normally live on my color wheel.

em's scrapbag said...

Something old is new again. They are fabulous! I'm excited to see what becomes of your quilty experiment. Love how your mind works.

WHATUPDUCK said...

Pillows, a great idea! Stop by my website this week for a vintage block giveaway. It would make a great pillow!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh wow. I love them. Especially since I hate making pillows!

sewtakeahike said...

your KJR pillows look awesome with your feeling blue quilt Jacquie!

Miri said...

Oh your pillows are terrific and I think you just gave me a great idea for some vintage quilt block saves that I have-thanks alot!

MelanieO said...

Circles, what a great idea! Lovely :)