Fabulous! is the word that came to mind in response to Brooke’s paper-pieced kaleidoscope-quilt-pillow.
photo credit | quilting pattern : by Brooke from Pitter putter stitch
Quilting and patchwork can be so granny-ish, while this happy and bright kaleidoscope quilt pillow is ultra- modern! I totally adore it.
Making a kaleidoscope quilt pillow requires a proper quilt pattern, and we are thrilled to share Brooke’s free pillow design, quilting pattern and pillow making instructions.
In short, each block is pieced together from 8 pieces of fabric, four of which are solid off-white top stitched with black after all the patchwork is done. The other four pieces alternate in colors and design, creating this lovely kaleidascope effect. I can’t wait to make a set of decorative pillows with this pattern. What about you?
If you want our usual 1,2,3 How-to commentary, this is how I’d make this project:
- Design your square on paper first, using a square a piece of paper, a ruler and a rotary cutting mat. Brooke made her squares 4″, but you can use any size you want, that is easily dividable into 4.
- Sew your fabric pieces together using this design to make each square. Make as many squares as you’ll need to cover the top size of your pillow. Brooke allowed for a fancy double border around her pieced artwork.
- Finish off one side of your quilted pillow top nicely and onto the other 3 sides, sew a 1.5 x the pillowcase sized fabric for the back. Why 1.5? The half-a length functions as an inside ‘envelop’ flap, to easily place or remove the pillowcase from your pillow filling.
And, for more details & tips, visit Brooke! (link above!)
Looking for other quilt patterns? You can find other fabulous quilt designs in the row of pictures below. Or review the various related category-pages, which you can find in the top right-hand sidebar on this page.