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


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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Sometimes simple designs are the best.

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