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


  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.

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

  8. Wonderful! Definitely making one. I just love your style.
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  9. This is amazing creative work. I appreciated your crafting ideas for DIY. I really love your blog. You always come up with new ideas.

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