Large Floor Pillow and Table Centerpiece

I bought this nice fabric from Moda almost one year ago now. It’s from the Harvest collection from Blackbird Design. I thought the colors would look great in our living room. And the print is like a page from a bird encyclopedia. I didn’t get a chance to use it until recently. I’ve decided to make pillow covers for 2 large floor pillows (27″ x 27″) I bought from Ikea a few years ago. I’ve decided to assemble 4 log cabins for the front panel. But, I made them larger on one side and I did not orient them in the same directions, so they would look offset when put together. I’ve used the fabric from Moda as the main center piece and I chosed different coordinating frabrics for the rest, in cream, red, green, brown and yellow.

My pillows are not finished yet. But, here is a picture of the assembled blocks. I still need to quilt this and sew the pillows back panel. I’m not sure yet what type of closure I will do. What would be best for large pillows like this? Any suggestions are welcomed.

Birds - Floor pillow covers

I had some fabric left. So, I decided to do 2 additional blocks to make a table centerpiece. I just finished up quilting and binding it. I’m happy with the result.

Birds - Table Centerpiece

The quilting design is of my own. And considering it’s the first project I do using free motion quilting, it’s not too bad.

Birds - Table Centerpiece

I’m going to give this to my step-mother for her birthday tomorrow. I hope she likes it!