Quilt & Pieced Pillow

Quilt & Pieced Pillow

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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  • Keepsake Calico Fabric:
    1/3 yd Pink Polka Dot
    2/3 yd Yellow Polka Dot
    1 yd Purple with White Dot
    3/4 yd Bright Pink Tonal
    2½ yds French Bouquet Pink Lavender
    3/4 yd Lime Garden Swirl
  • 48"x60" rectangle of batting
  • 3 yds fabric for backing
  • Basic sewing/quilting tools
  • Iron & ironing surface

Notes: 1/4" seam allowance used throughout
WOF = width of fabric

1. For center squares, cut twelve 4½" squares of Pink Polka Dot.
2. For half square triangles, cut twenty-four 2-7/8" squares of Yellow Polka Dot fabric and twelve 2-7/8" squares from both Purple with White Dot and Bright Pink Tonal.
3. Cut forty-eight 2½"x4½" rectangles of Yellow Polka Dot for flying geese. Cut forty-eight 2½" squares of both Purple with White Dot and Bright Pink Tonal.
4. Cut four 6" lengthwise pieces French Bouquet Pink Lavender fabric for borders. From remaining fabric, cut twenty 3" squares for cornerstones.
5. Cut thirty-one 3"x8½" rectangles of Lime Garden Swirl.
6. Cut six 1"xWOF strips of Bright Pink Tonal for inner borders.
7. Cut six 2½"xWOF strips of Purple with White Dot for binding.

1. Making the half square blocks: With right sides together, center one Bright Pink Tonal square on a Yellow Polka Dot square. Draw a thin diagonal line down the center of the block. Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the line and cut on drawn line. Make twelve. Press seam allowance toward darker fabric. Repeat and make twelve additional half-square triangles using Purple with White Dot and Yellow Polka Dot. Square up 48 half-square triangle blocks to a 2½" square.
2. Making the flying geese blocks: Draw a line down the center of the 2½" square blocks. Place one 2½" square block on the corner of the 2½"x4½" rectangle. Stitch on the line and trim excess fabric. Press seam allowance toward corner. Make twenty-four of each color. Take another 2½" square and place on the other side of the rectangle. Stitch down the line, trim excess and press. Make 48 total – 24 purple and 24 pink.
3. Sewing blocks together: Stitch a flying geese unit to each side of a center 4½" square.
4. Stitch a half-square triangle block to each side of a flying geese block. Press seam allowance toward the half-square triangle block.
5. Stitch flying geese units to each side of the center flying geese unit. Make twelve. Finished block should be a 8½" square.
6. Using photo as reference, stitch sashing pieces to blocks. Press seam allowance toward sashing. Make four pieced block rows.
7. Stitch remaining sashing pieces to the cornerstone pieces. Make five rows. Stitch sashing rows to block rows.
8. Stitch short ends of inner border pieces together. Measure from side to side across center of quilt. Cut two inner border pieces to that measurement. Stitch to top and bottom of quilt. Repeat for side borders.
9. For outer borders, measure and cut two border pieces to center measurement. Stitch to top and bottom of quilt. Repeat for side borders.
10. Stitch backing pieces as needed to make backing.
11. Layer quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired.
12. Stitch short sides of binding pieces together. With raw edges of long sides even and wrong sides together, press. With raw edges even, stitch binding to quilted pieces. Turn binding to back and whipstitch in place.



  • 1/4 yd each of four coordinating fabrics for pillow front
  • 1/2 yd fabric for pillow back
  • 1½ yd 1/4” cotton cording
  • 12” pillow form
  • Basic sewing supplies

1. Cut one 4½" square for center. For flying geese units, cut four 2½"x4½" rectangles and eight 2½" squares. For half-square triangles, cut two 2-7/8" squares of each color. Cut one 1" WOF for inner border. Cut two 2½" WOF strips for outer borders. For pillow back, cut one 12½" square. For cording, cut two 2" WOF strips.
2. Using instructions from above, make four half-square triangle units and four flying geese units. Stitch to center square.
3. Measure across center of pieced block and cut two 1" strips. Stitch to top and bottom of center unit. Press seam allowance toward strip. Repeat for side inner borders.
4. Measure across center of pieced block and cut two 2½" strips. Stitch as above and repeat for side borders.
5. Stitch short edges of fabric strips for cording. Insert cording and baste raw edges together. Stitch to pieced pillow top edges, clipping seam allowance at corners.
6. With right sides together, stitch back to pieced front, leaving an opening for turning. Insert pillow form and whipstitch opening.