Here in Southern California, there are no weather complains, but it’s officially now spring. That, combined with the fact that I HAD to take a break from the baby quilts lead me to a couple of bright vibrant pillow sleeves!


These are quick and fun to whip up. Remember how I mentioned I needed to explore yellow a bit more? In doing so, I’ve come to realize that I really don’t have that many yellow fabrics. Will have to remedy that with time!


Nice envelope openings so that these are easy to toss in the washing machine!


Both are in the shop!

23 Responses to “Spring!”

  1. Ashley March 23, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    Those are both great! It’s funny because a quilted pillow cover is on my list of things to do – now that I’ve seen yours I’m going to have to move it up the list! They are perfectly spring-y!

  2. Ransacked Goods March 23, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    Goodness these are darling too, so cozy.

  3. Kat March 23, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    I love these!!! Sometimes its really fun to think small. I love creating just one block and not always focusing on what I’m going to use it for or how it would fit into a larger quilt. Perfection in a pillowcase…very nice Alissa.

  4. Sarah March 23, 2009 at 8:02 am #

    Oh, be still my heart, they are so perfect!

  5. Marissa March 23, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    Those are so cute I need to make some for my couch.

  6. Cate March 23, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    Love them!!

  7. pamela March 23, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    I love these pillows! I want to make these for my front room couch! Thanks

  8. jennifer March 23, 2009 at 10:52 am #

    Oh wow! My sister-in-law just sent me a good-sized remnant of the fabric with the yellow-pink-brown-and-green birds and now I see how lovely it can look in the right setting! Beautiful work, as usual.

  9. Mal* March 23, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Hey! We’re neighbors! What a crazy weekend of weather but today is gorgeous. Perfect weather for photographing pillows outdoors.

  10. Amy March 23, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    Very pretty and colorful! I recently did the same thing – to try and add some color to my house – but you are more industrious than I was – I didn’t quilt the BACK of the pillowcases! Beautiful.

  11. Rebekah March 23, 2009 at 11:03 am #

    These pillows are so cute! I need to make some of these for my couch…they’re looking kind of bare right now

  12. Amy @ parkcitygirl March 23, 2009 at 11:23 am #


  13. kerri March 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm #

    so lovely!! i love how you added the strip to the backs!! such a great touch.

  14. Claudia March 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    I love your blog! It’s so full of crafty goodness =) I especially love your new pillowcovers. They’re so cheery and Spring-y!

  15. katie March 23, 2009 at 3:39 pm #

    love those pillows! so pretty.

  16. Jackie March 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    What cute pillows! It would be fun to have a set of seasonal type pillow sleeves to change the looks of the decor. Your little bits of yellow are just perfect for spring!

  17. Rebecca March 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    These pillows are so darn cute! You are such an inspiration!

  18. jacquie March 23, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    interesting how you quilted the backs too. i usually just do the fronts. i like it!

  19. Stacy March 23, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the pink one.

  20. amandajean March 23, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    so so pretty! hurray for spring!

  21. petits détails March 24, 2009 at 8:40 am #

    Love them both!

  22. wendy March 24, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    So great, love those birds!

  23. Elizabeth March 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    Love the yellow! Both fabric combos are awesome.

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