You may or may not remember the couch pillows I made last summer. If you don't, you can see them here. I really like the ducks-in-a-row HST pillow that I made. Technically, it was good and I like the look. The bulls-eye pillow was pretty awful technically and it was really starting to bother me. It wasn't the worst thing I've ever made, but I had lived with it long enough and was beginning to hate it. I decided to replace it completely.
I made a completely new pillow using the same fabrics. The pillow front was created by piecing equilateral triangles together. I thought it would be a nice compliment to the right angles on the other pillow. I also quilted equilateral triangles. I love how that turned out.
The back was made using fabrics I used on the previous pillows (green dots and whales) plus some navy dots. The quilting on the back is not equilateral triangles. I'm not sure what I did, but I ended up with isosceles. They don't' look as cool and the lines aren't straight. Fortunately the fabric is fairly busy so you can't tell as easily.
I took apart the original pillow because I was going to reuse the binding. It was looking a bit grimy so I instead used new binding. I went with navy instead of the original lime green. I think the navy will work a bit better with future design possibilities. Lime green, as awesome as it is, can be a bit limiting. Navy is a little more neutral.
I ended up taking apart the right angle pillow as well. I was really starting to hate the floral on the back of both pillows. Honestly, what was I thinking? I got rid of the floral section from the right angle pillow then took the non-floral section from the bulls-eye pillow to create a new-ish back for the right angle pillow. I also replaced the binding with navy so the pillows would match.
|Right Angle Front|
|Right Angle Back|
Much better. My head can rest easy knowing that my couch pillows are now improved.