There once were two sisters living in a sunny Brooklyn apartment. The sisters liked open spaces for yoga and dance parties so their small apartment was minimally furnished. But it did have a couch. Much like the sisters themselves the couch came to the apartment by chance. The little black couch was a sidewalk find too perfect to pass up (from a time when bedbugs weren't a major threat). As time went on the perfectly suited couch aged. The springs gradually gave and the cushions sank to the point where sitting down gave you a close-up view of your knees. It had to go.
The sisters looked all over New York for a new couch. Finally they found it. It was perfect. The perfect height, the perfect length, a nice color. It looked fantastic and at a really great price.
The sisters couldn't wait for it to be delivered. Then it was. And they sat on it. (for the first time). Then they realized that you should sit on a couch before you buy it. It was less comfortable than the broken one. Whoops.
By now you are asking yourself, what does this have to do with quilting? And the answer is pillows. They make it slightly more tolerable to sit on. Slightly. But they look great.
UPDATE: Third time's a charm! We finally found a winner. This couch is so comfortable. The best part about the new couch? The upholstery is really ugly. Why is this good news? Because when it is covered in a sheet it makes the pillows stand out. Do you see that there on the left side? That's right, more pillows to cover! Can you tell I'm excited?