This pillow was designed as part of an online blog-hop using English paper piecing, a traditional hand sewing technique made modern with today's fabrics and finishing techniques. Joanna chose a cool palette with lots of neutral tones, and used text prints to create a contemporary mood. The design is made with just three different shapes.
For 1 pillow
Finished size 19" x 19"
English paper piecing templates: hexagon, triangle, and square (see step 2)
Template plastic or cardboard
20 fat eighths
Border fabric, 1 fat quarter
Lightweight cotton batting, 20" x 20"
Lining fabric, 20" x 20"
Backing fabric, 1/2 yd.
Binding, 1/4 yd.
Hand sewing needle
20" pillow form or polyester stuffing
This pattern was originally published in Modern Patchwork Spring 2013