Seaside Patchwork

Seaside Patchwork Pillow

I love making pillows. Sometimes when I get new fabric in the mail I just start itching to cut into it immediately, but I don’t really need anymore giant projects in the works. That’s how I felt when a few of the prints from October Afternoon’s Seaside collection arrived last week.

Happy mail day! Seaside ... Purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics

I combined these 4 prints with other 12 other fabrics in my stash. Inspired by the colors in the collection, I added in more yellow, green, turquoise, red and navy. I feel like my stash doesn’t have a lot of “vintagey” prints, but some of the Denyse Schmidt for JoAnns prints really worked as well as some American Jane Punctuation prints I have been saving.

Seaside Patchwork Pillow

From each fabric, I cut 4 squares 2.5″ x 2.5″, resulting in 64 squares. The pillow is 8 squares across by 8 squares down, with a finished size of 16″ x 16″.

Seaside Patchwork Pillow

I decided to do something a bit out of the ordinary for my quilting. I used my walking foot, but selected one of the decorative stitches from my sewing machine.

Seaside Patchwork Pillow

I just love the vintage patchwork look of this pillow. The back is a Riley Blake fabric called Go Fly a Kite. I’ve had it for a little while, waiting on the right project. The binding is the top fabric from the Seaside fabric stack.

Seaside Patchwork Pillow

You can find Seaside fabric at the following shops:
Pink Castle Fabrics
Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics
Lark Cottons
Westwood Acres

Things will probably be a bit quiet the rest of the week on my blog as I enjoy some peaceful time with my family. 🙂 Have a great week everyone!

Outtake! It was just a wee bit windy.


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    Aaaaaahhh!!! I love this. Seaside is my current favorite right now. I’m getting ready to cut into my little stash today, but have to make sure I get more of it.

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    Melissa says

    I’ve been eyeing the seaside collection for a while now and I’m even mire convinced than ever that I need to get me some! Beautiful job!

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    Lucy Daniel says

    I LOVE all the fabrics used!!!!! I’ll have to order them to make a twin size quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lynnette says

    What a great looking pillow! I love that you used a decorative stitch for quilting and the Go Fly A Kite material on the back is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!

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      forgot: I don’t have such a nice stash so that’s why I can never have such a pillow on my couch made by me 😉 But maybe I’ll try the design someday.

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    Teresa Block says

    Oh my gosh, I love the simplicity and freshness of this pillow! And what a brilliant idea to quilt with a herringbone stitch from your machine. I’ve got to track down some of that Fly a Kite cathedral window cheater print, too – maybe for a pillow or else a table runner.
    Remember, imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery!

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    I love this simple square pillow! I’m always looking to make a pillow as well, but man, mine never turn out this cute! Also, reading through the comments, it’s good to hear what sort of threads you’re using. I never know what’s good or bad!

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