Saturday, October 31, 2015

Plan B

Low Volume Herringbone Pillow by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

So it was going to be a quilt.

I had finally gotten together all my low volume prints, cut the strips, and started work using this fabulous tutorial from my friend Maureen for my first quilt-as-you-go project.

Low Volume Herringbone Pillow by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

But then I started thinking about how amazing those quilted panels would look on my family room couch. The best thing about low volume pillows is that they match everything -- and always look effortlessly cheerful and fresh while doing it.

And then I thought that I could pair them with a great floral print by Cloud9 Fabrics that I'd been saving, just perfect for the backing.

And then I realized that the panels I had quilted would be enough to make three whole pillows...maybe even four.

Low Volume Herringbone Pillow by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt

So I went with Plan B.

Sometimes, it's just the right thing to do...

14 comments:

  1. Low volume is the best, isn't it!? The pillow is gorgeous Heidi!

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  2. So true how low volume always looks effortlessly fresh!! I love the little Happy Day Yay in the middle. I think plan B was the way to go!!!!

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  3. Always better to sew something you really want to, than plug away at a project because it was your original plan :-) Can't wait to see all the pillows together!

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  4. Pillows are always fun and if you need pillows, that is the thing to make. These are lovely!

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  5. I agree, pillows are always a good idea :). Yours looks fabulous!

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  6. Lovely! I spy some cute kerchief girl fabric...

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  7. Great plan B. Love your quilting as well.

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  8. Looks great! I need to make one or two also!!

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  9. I love how things change for the better when we are open to being redirected. Nice call.

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  10. Nice version of low volume - which does not mean low colour. Yours is lovely. Would have made a great quilt tho!

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  11. I love happy metamorphoses like this. There are some very fun fabrics in there. "Yay," indeed!

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  12. Love love LOVE your pillow idea! Very pretty.

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