my first pillow

Late last year (yes, I have some catching up to do), I participated in my local guild's swap. I hemmed and hawed about what to make and eventually decided on a pillow.

first pillow
I hadn't made a pillow before (silly me!) and doubted my abilities. But I had this reverse applique leftover from when I took my handstitched class and it just really wanted to be a pillow. I thought of putting a solid behind it as I had done in my quilt, but being a pillow I felt it needed some more color. Patchwork seemed perfect.

I whipped it up and it turned out that making pillows is ridiculously fast and easy. The fun and creativity of quilting without the time or fabric commitment. It just so happens we're getting a new sofa soon so I think there will be many, many more pillows to come. I want a couch that looks like this


  1. Super cute, love the patchwork:)

  2. wonderful I love the patchwork, and I think that was a great choice. I keep saying I'm going to make some for my couch, but it hasn't happened yet.

  3. I love this pattern! Reverse appliqué ... I am going to look into that!

    1. I took Rachel's handstitched class - if she offers it again, I totally recommend it!

  4. Beautiful pillow! I love the idea of pillows, and have made a couple, but they're totally impractical at my house so I can't make a bunch for myself. The patchwork looks great behind the reverse applique.


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