Log Cabin Quilted Floor Pillow

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a long overdue share! The two years have been such a whirlwind, and I've neglected to properly share all the projects I've made. I recently pulled a few out to finally photograph them and plan to sprinkle them in with more recent finishes. First up, a big floor pillow!

I made this pillow using Heather Givan's Literary fabric collection for the Fall 2017 issue of Quilts and More magazine. I knew I wanted to lean into the book theme for my project. I like sitting on the floor when I look through books, so a big fluffy floor pillow seemed like the perfect project for these fabrics! Design-wise, I liked the idea of playing with a quilt block in the center of a log cabin block.

With all the straight horizontal and vertical lines in the piecing, I decided to use diagonal lines for the quilting. Also, I love quilting diagonal lines! I started with a big X across the pillow top, then echoed those lines about every 1".

Every so often I like to finish my quilted pillows with binding. Using another low-volume print for the binding gave the pillow a nice frame. It's finished with a simple envelope closure on the back.

The pillow finishes at 24" square, and has a nice big form in it. To make it look extra filled out, I added some loose fiberfill to the corners.

I'm glad that I finally pulled this project back out and stuck a form in it. Michael's has been using it, which makes me smile!

Happy Sewing!


  1. I am so happy that you shared this pillow, Jeni.
    This is a very sweet idea and the colors you chose are lovely.
    Stay warm dear friend. It is 7 degrees here in Northern Virginia 35 miles west of the cesspool


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