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Product Update: Accent Pillows

Accent Pillow | Color Me Reckless

Lately I’ve been big on making pillows out of my pile of scrap yarns.  It’s ended up with some beautiful pillows with lots of gorgeous colors, which I love.  But I wanted to start making something that was simpler, that would be more of an accent rather than a focal piece.  (Ok, I had two skeins of this beautiful purple yarn and it was the perfect amount for an accent pillow – you caught me!)

Dark Purple Pillow | Color Me Reckless

But I love them.  I love how simple they are, how quick they work up, and how soft to the touch they are.  I’m already planning to make a few more to go on my guest bed.  They’ll match the blanket that is currently a work in progress and buried somewhere in my closet.  It will be great.

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For now, these sweet pillows are up in the shop!

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My First Pillow!

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This pillow took me about one week longer than I thought it would, because I kept getting bored with the monotonous rows of hdc for the back! But I think the simplicity of the backing really makes the front that much more fun and bright. I love the way they work together.

Waves Pillow - Color Me Reckless

It’s made from leftover Caron Simply Soft yarn from any number of projects over the years – some is from my very first blanket (fitting, don’t you think?), some if from a baby blanket for a friend, and some is from the multiple wedding blankets I’ve made for dear friends.

Waves Pillow - Color Me Reckless

I’m determined to clean out this basket of old yarn – It’s meant to be my project basket, but as been sitting as yarn storage for over a year now. I really want my basket back!

I’m thrilled that this pillow came out the way I had envisioned it.  I’ve already started on my next pillow (using some squares that were going to be a blanket and will now be a pillow!) and am excited by the possibility of adding these to my repertoire. For now, this one will be up in my shop.