Saturday 26 September 2015

Modern maples pillow

It was my Mum's birthday recently and I had told her, that I wanted to make her a pillow. So I had asked her what style she'd like.... and she said: 'Oh, I love these maple leafs, but can you make me some in green and turquoise?' Me, obviously humbled by that request, replied:' Of course!' and got to work.

It's a big pillow of about 60x60cm / 25x25 inches and I made the blocks from the same pattern I used for my 'October' quilt. The blocks are 12.5 inches each. I used assorted printed fabrics and combined it with Kona cotton 'bone'.

I added a red block as well, which I thought goes well with the greens, blues and turquoise. I quilted with a simple meandering free motion quilt stitch, which still needs a bit of practice.

I opted for the concealed zipper again using this tutorial, which I like very much.

You might notice that the pillow looks quite 'stuffed'. Well, that's because I used a block design which turned out to be smaller than the actual pillow... so I just hemmed the pillow! Yes, with the feathers coming out and everything!

But more about that later, I thought a do a separate blog post about that.
Here's the link to the post! 

Linking this at the last minute to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish up Friday! 


  1. It's quite beautiful. I'm sure your mom loved it. Looking forward to hearing about your pillow fix.

    1. Thank you! My mum loves it. I'll blog about that soon!

  2. oh I've had a feather incident myself before! ;-) Meanwhile, the pillow turned out terrific!

    1. Oh, the feathers... were a bit messy! Thanks for the kind comment!