Two-Color Woven Quilted Pillow

Thursday, February 28, 2019


Happy Thursday! I feel like I have been on a pillow making bender lately! Now that we live in a house with more than one place to sit, we have a lot more places for pillows. I like to switch up our decor a little when the seasons change, so I'm building up a stash of all different pillow covers.


I am also trying to finish up the last of the leftover blocks and tops from writing my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle. This block was an all solid variation of my Woven quilt! It actually has made me want to make an entire quilt like this, I just need to choose a color. Using up orphaned blocks is such a quick and satisfying way to make a pillow!


For the quilting, I didn't go too crazy. I stitched diagonal lines, avoiding the center of the block. This meant that there is some quilting in the ditch along some of the half-square triangles. I wasn't super sure I'd be happy with this look but I actually quite like how it turned out!


I decided to add pom-pom trim to this quilt to it give it a little extra special detail. I really love pom-poms on a pillow! I have to say though, it takes a lot longer than I remember. It's not hard or anything, just fussy. I'd definitely do it again, but probably won't be trimming out all my pillows. Who can resist these mustard gold poms though?


I kept the back simple with some linen, but used a pretty purple zipper for a pop of color. This is my favorite way to back a pillow.


Happy Quilting!

8 comments :

  1. So very pretty! I love the additional pops of color!

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  2. The pom pom trim is lovely!!! Would you mind letting us know what size the poms are, and where you got the trim? Also - any tips on how to get it looking so perfect like you did?

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    1. The poms are about 1/2" in diameter! Honestly, I've had them in my stash for years, I can't remember where I got them!

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  3. Beautifully done!! And I love the pom pom's!!!

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  4. Quilted pillows are a great idea, and your yellow pom poms are like the icing on the cake of perfection!

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  5. I'm really loving that purple zipper! Bada-bing!

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  6. Hi Jenni,
    The mustard-gold pom-poms are a joyful accent to your clean pink and white patchwork!
    Do you ever come out to Bergen county, nj? My parents house has a number of vintage Pyrex bowls and casserole pieces that I would gift to you if you could pick them up. The house and contents will be sold soon.

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    1. I don't do too much traveling these days, but thank you for thinking of me!

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