Tuesday, May 9, 2017

nine patch pillow


Yesterday afternoon I came across this lovely photo of a beautifully styled bed. I think it was made mostly to showcase that fantastic quilt. What caught my eye though, was the black and gray pillow in the background. I love that it's simple, yet bold at the same time and I decided to make a similar pillow for our family room.


I wasted no time, of course, and got to work right away. I decided to go with yard dyed Essex linen for the main cross, and I used Kona cotton (probably Snow) for the corners.

I was very tempted to use black for the corners (as in the original pillow), but just one thought of our super fluffy white cat made me realize white is just a better option for our household :).

I needed my pillow cover to fit an 18" square pillow form, so I cut each square at 6.5".


Once my pillow top was pieced, I adhered fusible fleece to its wrong side and hand quilted it using sashiko thread.

I like my quilting lines not to be wonky, so I used disappearing fabric pen and ruler to draw the lines before I started quilting - they are 1" apart.


As soon as I started making this pillow I knew I wanted to use one of my most favorite fabrics ever (these sweet little houses by Sarah Golden) for the back. I think it's perfect for this pillow.


And, I joined the pillow top and back with an invisible zipper. I always add zipper closures to my pillow covers as I know they'll need to be washed a lot (three kids, two cats, of course our pillows get dirty :)).


I absolutely love how quickly this pillow came together and I think it fits right in with its other "pillow friends".

Wishing you all a happy and creative day. Svetlana


9 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I'll have to try the hidden zipper for my next pillow instead of my usual split back. Simple is always so perfect.

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  2. Wonderful! Definitely making one. I just love your style.

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  3. oh my gosh, it DOES fit right in! it was meant to be!

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  4. I find sewing so overwhelming, like, the last time I made cushions I had to unpick it SEVEN TIMES. But these look so cute! I just found your blog, so I'll see ya round hahaha.

    mads xx

    MY BLOG: http://www.bymybedside.com
    check it out if ya feel like it!

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  5. I would love to make that pillow for my son, do you have a pattern?

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  6. Beautiful! Do you have a tutorial for invisible zips?

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  7. I love the new pillow and think it is just the perfect addition to your collection!

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