Monday, January 20, 2014

Mystery Quilted Pillow Pattern

Happy Monday! I'm happy to say I have a new pattern to share with you today! Actually, I should have more new patterns to share later in the week that are WAY past due for me share and make available! For now, let's meet the Mystery Quilted Pillow Pattern!

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
You may remember this pillow from last Fall, it's the pattern I taught at Camp Stitchalot in December.  It's a really fun technique and it looks so different depending on the fabrics you use!

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
For the original pillow (which is included of course!), I choose to use a single collection, my Nordika collection.  I think it's a really nice way to show off your favorite fabrics! I used Aurifil 50wt thread #2600 for the quilting. The pillow finishes at 16".

In addition to the original pillow pattern, I'll show you how to make a second pillow using the same technique but using smaller squares! I love how a secondary pattern shows up when you have additional blocks! This one was made with all Art Gallery Fabrics Blenders! It also finishes at 16".

I tried out some alternative quilting for this pillow, I did a cross-hatch of the triple zig-zag stitch! It turned out really crazy looking, but super fun.  I think it fits the crazy amount of color in this pillow! I used Aurifil 50wt thread #2021 for the quilting.

Nordika Mystery Pillow by Jeni Baker
Nordika Mystery Pillow, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
There are instructions for both a traditional envelope pillow closure and a zippered pillow closure, so you can choose your favorite way! I love how fast the envelope closure is, but the zippered closure is a really nice touch!

Note: The back of that pillow is indeed totally soaked, haha.  That's what you get when you take snow photos! ;)

On top of both pillows, I've included a BONUS quilt pattern using this technique! I am itching to make it out of Dreamin' Vintage when it arrives! This one is definitely not for the faint of heart, it would be a long term project for sure! You could really bust your stash or scraps making this!

If you're interested, the Mystery Quilted Pillow Pattern is available as a PDF only, in my shop. You can find it here! It's 25% off from now until Sunday!

Happy Sewing!

4 comments:

  1. very cool pattern...would love to see it in a full sized quilt...so many possibilities!

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  2. I love the Nordica pillow the best because I love the fabric. Great job!

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  3. oh, I couldn't help myself and bought the pattern ~ especially when I saw the throw ~ just my kind of quilt! Beautiful!

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  4. I had to buy this pattern immediately! I love both pillows! And I love the idea of a quilt, especially from scraps! :)

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