Custom Summertime Quilted Pillows

By Casey Corey

Custom Summertime Quilted Pillows

Summer weather is in full swing here. School is almost out. Do you and your littles have a summer bucket list planned? Registered for summer camps? All your swim gear ready to break out for a spontaneous slip and slide? Have you switched your heavy duvets for those handmade quilts? Added some bright orange and yellow throw pillows to your summer decor?

 Orange and yellow quilted pillows

I was commissioned to make two lumbar quilted pillows and every time I look at them- I see summer! Pool, popsicles, and long summer days. 

 Orange and yellow fabric
Orange and yellow thread

We started with the search for the perfect orange and golden yellow. We found these great bright and sunny fabrics. Then we found the perfect matching threads for quilting. Of course, they’re organic. And for the last piece of the design- we landed on a set of gorgeous long, sturdy YKK zippers. 

 Orange and yellow quilted lumbar pillow

The client already knew she wanted the pillow to be 1/3 yellow and 2/3 orange. We agreed to quilt both sides of the pillow so they could be displayed on both sides. The quilting on both sides really makes for luxurious back support. 

 Orange and yellow quilted pillows with 2 clementines

I love that these pillows are a set. I love their simple, modern design. I love that they can be easily taken on and off the pillow inserts for washing or switching out when summer ends and fall takes over. 

 Orange and yellow children’s quilt on a beach
Orange and yellow quilted pillow cover on a beach

These colors would also make a great splash in a citrus themed nursery. Or as a companion to any of the Upside Down Quilt products- i.e., the Upside Down Quilt or the Upside Down Quilted Pillow.  

I am still taking custom orders for 2022. If you’re ready to start planning the perfect quilted heirloom for your home, please send me an email at