Hi! I’m Cherie from you & mie and I’m very excited to be here sharing two throw pillows I made with the new Irome collection from Kokka. First of all, I want to say that I do not consider myself a quilter. And yet, something about seeing all the colors and prints together inspired me to try some simple piecing projects that turned out to be really fun!
I love that the 4 colorways of the Irome collection represent the 4 seasons: fall, winter, spring and summer. I immediately had a vision of a “4 Seasons” pillow and could not get it out of my head.
Unfortunately, I mistook the “summer” colorway for spring and ended up mixing the two up on both of my pillows! So while the design is supposed to move through a year of seasons in order, it instead goes from fall to winter, then skips to summer and then spring and back to fall. While my pillow may not match the assigned seasonal colorways, I do like the balance of colors this way.
While I was working on my first pillow cover, I had a vision of a slightly different “4 Seasons” pillow. Like I said, I’m not actually a quilter, but all the simple piecing was a bit addicting and I’m the kind of person that, once I get an idea in my head, I have to do it or it’ll drive me crazy. So, 4 Seasons Pillow #2 was born.
I love both the bold and subtle colors in the collection. Between the four colorways, the fabrics range from fresh and fun to soft and sweet and everything in between. You can really take these fabrics in any direction and while they work so well together in countless combinations, each fabric can also stand well on its own.
Thank you, Kokka, for letting me share my Irome projects with your readers today! I had a great time playing with these fabrics and already have plenty of other ideas for them!