Wednesday, January 25, 2017

nine patch pillow


As soon as I spotted this pillow on A Beautiful Mess website, I knew I wanted to make something very similar for our family room. I love seeing traditional blocks being used in slightly unexpected ways, and this rectangular nine patch pillow fit the bill perfectly.


I combined Essex linen in flax and my screen printed linen in denim. I love the simplicity of this patchwork and thought a bit of hand quilting in sashiko thread would be a nice addition.



I used yet another Essex linen from my stash for the backing and added an invisible zipper to make it a removable pillow cover.


And then, since I didn't have embroidery thread to make tassels as called for in the tutorial, I made my own yarn tassels.

I think they make the finished pillow look pretty cute, even my kids approve :).

Finished pillow cover measures 12" x 24" and I bought the pillow form from Crate and Barrel.

Thanks for stopping by, friends.  Svetlana


13 comments:

  1. Sometimes simple designs are the best. Great pillow!

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  2. That pillow is adorable! I have just started making pillows and I love it.

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  3. Leave it to you to make the humble 9-patch a star!!

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  4. Beautiful pillow- but I am so distracted by my heart eyes for those doggy pom pom makers. I make cardboard frames that do the trick- but yours are glorious

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    1. I got them at Target, children's craft section :)

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  5. This is such a cool and modern pillow--your fabric is fabulous.

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  6. Love, love this! You have such an amazing eye for simple, classic design!

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  7. I love the hand quilting. Your tassel makers are amazing! I've never seen puppy shapped ones

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  8. So gorgeous. The quilting puts it over the top.

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  9. Sometimes simple designs are the best.

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  11. I love the size of this pillow as well as the rectangular nine patch. And it goes without saying, but I love the linen and sashiko!

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