Monday, 29 April 2013

Little Dots Pillow

I finished this little pillow a few weeks ago and have only just gotten round to photographing it. I used the Little Dots quilt pattern by Green Bee Patterns, but I adjusted the outer templates so my circle blocks would finish at 9" instead of the 12" size of the original pattern. I have been collecting low volume prints since last year and this was my first attempt at an all-neutral print background. I love the extra detail provided by using prints where normally I would feel inclined to use a solid background.

I hand-quilted the pillow front using aurifil 12wt in white, quilting a series of concentric circles and arches to echo the circular piecing. Batting is warm and white 100% cotton batting, and the front is lined in neutral coloured cotton flannel.

My finished pillow cover measures 18" and fits either an 18" or 20" pillow-form, depending on plumpness desired. I photographed it on an 18" pillow-form.

Pillow back features a Heather Ross mermaid and octopus print and an envelope style closure. Binding is a neutral stripe from Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade collection.

Little Dots Pillow has been listed in my etsy shop.


  1. love you mix of color on the neutral blocks.
    though I am 56 yrs old, I am just getting into serious quilting. love the circle blocks, something I have not tried yet.
    Beatiful Pillow!

    1. Thank you so much Susan. You should definitely try circular piecing, it's not to difficult with a bit of practice.