Monday, October 1, 2012

Mom's Window Seat Pillows

Last year, about this time, my mom asked if I would re-cover her kitchen window seat cushion.  

She picked out two great Kaffe Fasset fabrics and I got started figuring it out.  It was not an easy job for me (I'd never covered cushions before) and I was glad when it was over!  

So, when she asked me to also re-cover the pillows that sit in her window seat, I agreed to do it and then promptly shoved the pillows to the back of my closet and the back of my mind, forgetting about them until last week.  

I looked at the pillows I had been ignoring for a year and decided that I wanted them out of my closet.
I wasn't looking forward to working with piping again, but started looking for instructions on how to make pillow covers with piping anyway.  

I stumbled upon this Flip Side Pillow tutorial and thought it would be perfect for Mom's pillows - and NO piping!

It only took me an evening to make them and I love how they turned out!  I used button holes instead of grommets for the tie openings.  

Here they are sitting on the cushion I made last year:

I've always loved to surprise my mom.  I put them in Mom's window seat while she was gone at work, then I waited for the call.  

She was super surprised (she had forgotten about the pillows) and thrilled.  

She LOVED them!  

I also left her a jar of homemade granola.  Here it is sitting on the window sill next to her stained glass window:

This week I have plans to add some special touches to some unfinished dolls and list them in the My Gigi Doll Etsy Shop.  I also plan to work on finishing my bottled rainbows quilt that will be sent to my dad and step-mom for their home in Italy. 

What are you working on this week?


  1. oooh, I love those pillows! If I ever have throw pillows again, maybe I'll remember to come back and find the tutorial. So cute!

    This week I'm on the quilting stage of finishing a baby quilt. Hopefully will get it quilted & bound by the weekend. Wish me luck!

    1. Good luck finishing your baby quilt! Is there a place I can see pics? :)

      I love this pillow tutorial so much, I'm tempted to cover every pillow in my house like this...that might be overkill. lol