Monday, December 31, 2012

Patchwork Chevron Pillow

Hello 2013!!

We've got 1 week left of Christmas holidays and we are making the most of it.  Don't get me wrong- we have have next to no PLANS- but we hope to fill our days with games, snow play, naps, good healthy food and lots of cuddles on the couch.
Now if you know me well enough - I'll also be doing some sewing/painting/knitting/tidying/organizing in my "free time."

Before I begin anything new around here, I wanted to show you a patchy pillow I made just before the Christmas season arrived.  
I follow Messy Jesse's blog and I adore all of her sewing projects.  So, when she posted this tutorial I knew I wanted to give it a try.

I chose this mix of quilting cottons so that my pillow would go with my blue and brown master bedroom.  

I had never made patched chevrons before, and being mathematically and spacially challenged, I had no idea how these half triangles would fit together to make zig-zags!! 

But sure enough, following the pictures in the tutorial, I was able to stitch them together into zigs and zags.

I quilted the patched top on my machine (far too impatient for hand-quilting these days!!) and stitched it into a pillow sham that fit perfectly onto a 20"x 20" pillow form I already owned.  


I am so pleased with myself.  Look - the corners are sharp and the lines match almost perfectly.  

And it nuzzles in amongst my bed pillows in a lovely sort of way....

I've some big plans for my master bedroom in the coming months.  It's time for new night stands, new lamps and some art for above the bed.  

And before I go here is an adorable pic of my oldest son enjoying some downtime on his DS.  I love how he can't part with his LEGO men even when he is playing a completely different game!!


  1. So pretty Bronwyn! Happy New Year to you and yours. Chel x

  2. Love your blog. Love your pillow. Happy safe new year!

  3. So lovely! I love the little button fabric best :)

    Great job (and great points on your piecing for sure!)

  4. VERY nice pillow and the little guy is adorable ! :)

  5. very lovely room, and the pillow looks so good. I also love that throw.
    Its also amazing what wall paper adds to a room. Looking forwards to seeing more

  6. Very pretty! I love the colours. Wishing you all the best in 2013!

  7. You did a beautiful job on your pillow! I'm new to quilting...just one year in, but getting a perfect 1/4 seam seems to allude me! LOL They say practice makes perfect, right?!

    Blessings for 2013,

  8. this turned out sooo lovely and looks great in your bedroom. thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  9. Its such a cute and cozy pillow with a lot of work put into it! Just lovely!

  10. Your son is handsome!!! LOVE the pillow Bronwyn!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  11. I love the fabrics you chose, and the pillow makes such a great accent for the bed. Great job, Bronwyn. Thanks for linking up at


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