Irome 4 seasons pillows : you & mie for kokka

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!

Irome Pillow by you & mie

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.

Irome Pillow by you & mie

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.

Irome Pillow by you & mie

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.

Irome Pillow by you & mie

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.

Irome Pillow by you & mie

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!

This post was written by Cherie Lockwood for the Irome collection series, coordinated by Frances Arikawa for Kokka.
Irome is a quilting cotton collection that will be officially released at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh on May 16th 2014. If you would like to be able to purchase prints from the Irome collection locally, please be sure to let your favourite fabric store know. If you are a store owner planning to visit Quilt Market do come and say hi at booth no. 2045, 2145.

4 thoughts on “Irome 4 seasons pillows : you & mie for kokka

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  2. Cherie

    Thanks Frances! And thank you for the opportunity to work with these fabrics and share my project on the Kokka blog! So fun!

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