Monday, January 14, 2019

Scandi Throw Pillow - A Pretty Distraction

When I saw the tutorial by Sedef Imer from Down the Grapevine featured on Amy's Diary of a Quilter, I decided on the spot to make it right now! I have more than enough project goals to work on, but like Diann at Little Penguin Quilts, who says "Squirrel" is her middle name, I was easily distracted by this pretty pillow pattern.

The pillow looks like it is paper-pieced, and in fact that is what I thought it was before I looked at the instructions. Sedef's tutorial is easy to follow and spot-on in measurements. I did simple quilting with no binding.

Side view showing 2-inch borders I added to adjust the 14-inch pillow form pattern to my 18-inch pillow form.

The backing is envelope-style, with easy instructions included in the tutorial.

I used colors that complement my Mom's vintage pillow cases and am using this pillow as an audition for fabrics for a quilted throw for this guest bed. Most of the fabrics were purchased at Bernie's Etsy shop.

Scandi Pillow:
Finished size 18" x 18"
Pattern by Sedef Imer

Front fabrics:
Newspaper Butterflies on Yellow, Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
Elements Texture in Blue by P&B Textiles
Dreamer by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
Story by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics

Floral Scatter in Teal by Makower UK

Grunge in Parchment by Basic Grey

So Fine #503 Genoa Gray by Superior Threads


  1. Linda, your pillow is so pretty! It was definitely worth the squirrel moment! :) Yes, squirrel is my middle name, and lately my squirrels are taking over my sewing room!

    1. Lol Diann! It was fun to give in to the impulse. :)

  2. I think you nailed it with the colors and fabrics, Linda They will look lovely as a throw with the pillows. Your guests might not want to leave.

    1. Thank you Janine! The only people that stay there are our daughter and SIL, and they aren't crazy about the queen-sized bed - lol!

  3. I love everything about this pillow! The pattern is lovely, the fabric wonderful, and it looks perfect in this spot. Well done, you!

  4. What a beautiful pillow Linda! Love the fabrics you have used and it looks perfect in your guest bedroom! Christine xx


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