Amy Butler quilted couch pillows

This Amy Butler print "Lotus" looked as if it would be a good choice for bright pillows for DS's couch.

He did not want any embellishments though, no beads, no tassles, no frou frou stuff. The local store did not have any of the companion prints in the same colour-ways. The fabric however was telling me that it was too lonely to simply become a pillow cover. So I put it away to allow it to age a bit. Most fabrics are so much easier to cut once they have been well-aged, under ideal conditions of course.

Then I decided I should quilt it, roughly following the outline of the beautiful flowers. I had some great Valdani thread that was a barely noticeable variagation from a pretty blue to a grey.  I found a piece of batting, some muslin and off we went to the quilting zone.

I added a binding to the edges, using the same fabric. Then folded the piece so that the pillow could slip in and out of the overlapping back pieces. I stitched it around all 4 sides then turned it right side out and we ended up with:
I think that they look great! They are part of DS's Birthday present.

I am still watching for that special day when I can pick a name for a giveaway of a quilted wall hanging. We ae getting close. I am certain it will be close to Valentine's Day.
And the winner will get to make the choice between a traditonal style quilted wall hanging and an artsy, contemporary wall hanging. It will be made especially for you! Please leave your comment. I will draw a winner from the comment names on the day closest to the magic number.


  1. Great job on the pillows. The quilting of the flowers is the perfect accent.

  2. Wonderful job Linda, and a great inspiration as I think I just might be able to do something similar as they are smaller than quilts!

  3. Very cool pillows! I'm sure it will be a well received gift!

  4. Melissa4:05 pm

    Really lovely pillows, mum!


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