These traditional patchwork units with a modern design/layout have been on my mind for a while ... and that which gets into my head needs to come out eventually. Rather than try out this free style design on a large project, like a quilt, I decided to go small scale first.
By freestyle I am referring to the placement of the half rectangle triangles. Although I did have a general design in mind I arranged the triangles freestyle, creating a "pattern" in progress (as opposed to sketching and coloring a design first). I think I work better by doing rather than planning, which in my case might lead to overthinking. Straight from my head to my hands and the sewing machine.
The solid fabrics used are all Robert Kaufman Kona Cottons, and I have added just a few printed fabrics for interest. No project escapes the addition of black gingham at the moment! Or text fabric for that matter, but text fabrics have been a much longer obsession.
Quilted! When making a pillow cover I still make a "proper" quilt sandwich which includes the pillow top, batting and a layer of cotton backing fabric (the back of which will be visible from inside the pillow cover). I also pin baste the pillow top in the same way - taping the layers to the floor and then pinning the layers together. (I have previously written about my basting technique here).
For the back of the pillow I have used a single home decorator weight fabric by Heather Moore (Skinny la Minx). The pillow cover has a zippered side seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.
This pillow is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.
You will find the listing details here: Modern Patchwork Pillow Cover
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