Pretty Little Pillow

They Grey/Yellow Fabrics I talked about last week have been turned into a fun pillow.  And for those of you wondering about my bobbin debacle–those blocks have since been resewn–and I want to give a huge shout out to all of us merrily sewing along with no thread. =)  My mom couldn’t believe I had sewn that many blocks without realizing I had no bobbin thread & hubby said “do the blocks stay together when they aren’t sewn?”…”thanks, hubby….very helpful.”  I was very glad to see so many other people in the same boat as me. =)

On to the Grey/Yellow pillow…the pattern is an “improved nine patch” or glorified nine patch”–I have seen it called by both names.  It is an older quilt pattern, maybe early 1900’s?,  usually involving many templates to make the blocks.  It’s a pattern that I have wanted to try for awhile and I knew that one of my back issues of American Patchwork and Quilting had a pattern for it.  I was getting all set to dig thru my issues to try to locate it–I have probably 10 years or so of issues so it was gonna be a bit of a task.  Well, lo and behold, look what arrived in my mailbox.

The newest issue of AP&Q–and what did my little eyes spy…

That’s right, a pattern for an Improved Nine Patch.  And what a great pattern it is–only two templates required…so much nicer than all of the templates typically required.  There is a bit of fabric waste using this method but it went together so nicely–I’d definitely use this method again.  I had originally thought I would make an 18″ pillow using 4 nine patch blocks–they finish at 9″.  But in the end, opted for one nine patch framed with a gray border followed by a white border.

I sandwiched the quilt top, stippled it, and finished with a grey binding.  I wish I had remembered to snap a picture of the back–it’s pretty cute and it has some fun new labels that I just got recently from Lilla Lotta–she has the cutest ribbons!

April ends Rachel’s Blogger’s Pillow Party–I can’t believe it’s been 4 months already!  So, this is my final entry. =)

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Comments (22)

  • Beautiful pillow. And the grey/yellow/white is one of my favorite combinations right now. I keep drooling over the center fabric. Do you remember what it is?

    • It’s from High Society by Anthology fabrics. =)

  • LOVE that pillow, seriously! Whew, you’ve done a beautiful job on it! Thanks.

  • This is beautiful, Corey! Love the colors.

  • Lovely pillow!!Very nice fabrics.

  • Your pillow is gorgeous! I can see a wonderful quilt in the background too! I love the grey scale though with the little touch of yellow! Beautiful.
    Thanks for the new BOM too! They are so cute:)

  • wow, I’d never seen that design before. it’s SO striking. Beautiful as always, Corey!

  • Corey, it is gorgeous. The love of things grey and green have come over me slowly. The way the blocks are framed with white is so cool.

  • This is one of my favorite patterns…I really should try one myself. lol. It’s gorgeous and I’ll definitely look into that method with less templates. I don’t mind a little waste. 😉 Just more scraps for another project!

  • THis is really gorgeous! A lovely modern take on a vintage technique. The colourway really makes it. Jxo

  • It’s a beautiful pillow!

  • Love the colors! That is a cool pillow!

  • Absolutely darling! Amazing.

  • beautiful, love yellow and gray together!

  • Wonderful pillow. I have a cousin getting married in a month or so and she loves grey and yellow. I’m going to try to make her this pillow.

  • Beautiful and elegant…I love the grey and yellow combination
    Hugs, Sharon

  • Love the pillow. Grey and yellow is so in at the moment and your fabric choice is beautiful.

  • I’d never have put those colors together, but it looks great! I’ll have to look for the magazine.

  • Beautiful pillow! The way you “framed” it sets it off just right.

  • Beautiful! I love the color combo, I’m looking forward to doing something in those colors myself. Perfect stippling!

  • Please could you tell me which edition of AP&Q this pattern was in. Many thanks.

    • I believe it would have been the May/June 2011 issue.

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