Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lagoon Floor Pillow


My girls have a fixation on pillows. I'm constantly catching them in the act of dragging all the ones I've made off the couches and piling them in the middle of the family room so that they can jump and roll all over them. I decided that it was time to give them pillows that were actually supposed to be on the floor, so I bought three monster cushions on sale at Joann a while back with good intentions to have these made before summer vacation kicked in. This morning I finally finished the first one.


I splurged on a fat quarter bundle of Full Moon Lagoon by Mo Bedell to use specifically for these pillows. This collection is gorgeous -- I love the range of colors. I tossed in a few black and white prints for variety and edged the front of the pillow in a black and white sketchy print from Architextures. It's interesting to me how making a pillow cover this large is almost like making a baby quilt -- this cover finishes at about twenty-nine inches square! I cut three sets of the six inch squares I used to make the pillow top, so all three girls will have essentially the same pillow. I'll just mix up the squares a bit and quilt each one differently so they can tell them apart.


The back is my standard envelope closure, which I actually found to be a little tricky at this size. I had to carefully watch the edges as I stitched around the pillow to make sure that the fabric didn't pull loose. It wasn't quite as snug as a smaller version when I pulled the clips off during sewing. Thankfully I only had one little mistake that was easily fixed.

This one is for Bunny, but since she's doing school at the moment, Bear is snuggled on top of the pillow all covered up in one of my quilts. I'd better get working on the other two...

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday and Sew Cute Tuesday.

27 comments:

  1. Such great patchwork. My daughter would be in love with that seahorse fabric. I better go find some, LOL!!

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  2. That is so cute! I love those fabrics too and they look great with the black and white mixed in. I have some of those floor pillow scattered around my house as well.

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  3. Great idea!! My son is constantly turning my pillows into forts. Hmmmm...maybe he needs one of these! It looks great! :)

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  4. Gorgeous pillow! I'm going to have to make one now :)

    Amandak@whatthebobbin

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  5. Cute! I love the sea horses, which reminds me of my embroidery...

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  6. I love this fabric for your little girls pillows! So perfect!

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  7. adorable, love how pretty and sweet this pillow is.

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  8. Very pretty, as always I am amazed at what you accomplish in a day!

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  9. It turned out gorgeous! My girls do the same thing. I should probably make some for my girls at some point! Can't wait to see the other two.

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  10. I said "wow" when I saw this! That fabric is gorgeous and the size is probably way too comfy!

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  11. Oh I love this Heidi! Great Job! I have a FQ stack of Full Moon Lagoon waiting for inspiration! I need to make some floor pillows too, my daughter keeps taking our back cushions off of the couch. lol I can't wait to see the other two!

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  12. Oh so pretty! I love the seahorses, so cute! My boys do that with all our sofa cushions too! :o)

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  13. Beautiful pillow! I love those fabrics! I bet your daughter will love it!

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  15. This is a GREAT design - you put those special fabrics to excellent use!

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  16. Love your pillow! Can't wait to see the other two your making. What pretty fabric, I think I need some of that collection.

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  17. Adorable!!! I love this fabric and it's gorgeous what you did with it!

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  18. Very cute pillow. I love the patchwork.

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  19. Your pillow is very pretty! Love the fabrics you chose.

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  20. Oh wow, this is all so wonderful and beautiful and gorgeous... I don't know what to say !!! ;-)
    Esther
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  21. Very pretty! I just used an envelope back on my oilcloth pillows - a really nice quick finish!

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  23. Your floor cushions looks very pretty and can be a bright and cheerful addition to a home. Floor cushions are highly functional item too.

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