For Christmas, I made my sister Olivia a set of throw pillows to match the quilt I made her earlier in the year.
This was my first attempt at quilted pillow covers, and I was really happy with how they turned out! Plus, pillows are FAST! I need to remember to make more smaller projects between my quilts because it’s so satisfying to finish something so quickly.
As I was taking some pics of the pillows, I realized I never shared any photos of the quilt I made for Liv earlier in the year! I decided to make Liv a simple patchwork quilt using an array of purple fabrics, with a few reds thrown in for good measure. I’m glad I included the reds, because they really make the range of values in the quilt work. I am becoming more and more aware of the values of the fabrics I’m using in my projects, and trying to balance them to create an overall look that provides some contrast and is appealing.
Liv loved her pillows, and I’m sure they’ll make her dorm room a little comfier. Plus, not only is purple her favorite color, it’s also one of her school colors. Perfect!