News: custom quilted pillows

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

Read more

Mother's Day 2022

By Casey Corey

Mother's Day 2022

I write this today with my two year old on my lap. As you may infer- he has completely embraced his middle child position. 

My husband and I stumbled on an old TED talk from Brené Brown the other day and of course, I was captivated the entire time. One of her key mantras (if you will) was:

You are imperfect 
You are wired for struggle
But you are worthy of love and belonging

This phrase really hit home for me at this point in my life (I’m really behind on the Brené Brown train). Becoming a mother to three littles, today’s celebration, and all of the recent headlines has me consistently evaluating my relationship with myself, my kids, my husband, and frankly- everyone! It feels crushing at times. But when I remember we really  just want to be reminded that we are worthy of love and belonging- well, it simplifies things.

So I think I’ll leave today’s note simple too: I’m so grateful for my community of strong females (which includes all of you!) who remind me and my children that we are worthy of love and belonging. You are the real MVPs. Today, I celebrate you (and myself). You too are loved and you too belong. Happy Mother’s Day. 

Sending hugs and so much gratitude, 


P.S. Custom Orders are officially open and underway for 2022. I recently created a set of gorgeous, citrusy, summery lumbar quilted pillows.

orange and yellow quilted pillows with two oranges on top

They were in fact inspired by the Upside Down Quilted Pillows in the Pout Pout Fish Collection. The custom pillows were 12” x 20” with sturdy YKK zippers. Send an email to to get started on your custom design today.


Read more

Floral Nursery Pillow: Les Fleurs Edition

By Casey Corey

Floral Nursery Pillow: Les Fleurs Edition

I was commissioned to create a custom, handmade quilted pillow based on the Les Fleurs Baby Bib Set. I love to see where my client’s inspiration for a custom pillow or quilt come from. I am even more in love when that inspiration comes from one of my handmade baby bib sets. The design process for this pillow was so fun and easy. We knew the front would be the magical Liberty of London floral fabric. The fabric is soft and easy to wash. 

The client picked the coordinating red fabric for the back of the pillow.  A brilliant choice. 

We then used the yellow speckled fabric for the bottom with a study black zipper. The bronze zipper is YKK and glides very smoothly. Easy for taking on and off the pillow insert. Our pillows do come with an insert, but if you have the perfect insert in mind, then I am happy to adjust the price to come without the insert. Just let me know at 

The resulting pillow for baby girl’s floral nursery is strikingly beautiful and practical. The pillow can be used for back support during those late night feedings, for pretend naps when baby becomes a toddler (or fingers crossed, a real nap!), or any kind of play that baby imagines. The pillow is an heirloom that be used to create memories for years to come. Hopefully one day, baby girl can pass it on to the next generation. Now she just needs a matching Casey Sheila Quilts quilt. 

Read more

Custom Quilted Llama Pillow for Toddler's Room

By Casey Corey

Quilted Llama Pillow

Best part of designing a room for your baby or toddler? You get to make all the decisions. I've had so much fun designing both of my babies rooms. Alice has a pink solar system theme and Dylan has polar bear/arctic theme. And of course, while planning those rooms, I spent many hours on Pinterest planning each and every detail. 

modern baby girl llama quilt

Remember the modern baby girl llama quilt? We had someone reach out for a masculine pillow version. They have a vibrant toddler boy and just recently upgraded his nursery to a big boy room. This llama pillow was perfect. 

llama quilted pillow with exposed zipper and green backing

We used an exposed gold zipper so the cover easily comes on and off when it inevitably needs a machine wash- on the gentle cycle. 

Quilted llama pillow and flying geese quilt on grey couch

Quilted pillows are a really special addition to any room. They serve as back support in rocking chairs, as play pillows for hours of imaginative play, and as a soft, resting place for when those busy, beautiful heads finally lay down.

Reach out to to customize your quilted pillow. Also, any of our bib sets would easily adapt to a pillow. The Purple Dino Babies Bib Set or the Party Babies Bib Set would be especially awesome. 

Read more

Recent Articles