April 2, 2018

Springtime/Easter Fussy Cut Pillow

I recently finished this sweet little pillow and sent it to my sister. She is expecting her first baby, a girl, and she was due on Easter! She still hasn't come but we are awaiting her arrival any day :) I thought it would be nice addition to her rocking chair and a sweet reminder of her birth.

I didn't follow a pattern, but I cut 3" fussy cuts from all different lines- some new prints from Sew Stitching Happy (the backing print was from her I believe), and some from Anna Daisy's Fabric on Etsy. A few of them were from scraps of older fabrics that I already had. The sashing is 1/2" finished and I gave it borders to reach an 18" size, which is the size I nearly always make.

I quilted the front on my machine first with a diagonal grid, and then added some white hand quilting as a finishing touch. I did a blog post about what I use to hand quilt here.

I recently added a series of videos to my profile on Instagram showing how I put zippers in pillows. You can check that out here (not sure if it will work on desktops, maybe just from the app on the phone?) I also have a photo tutorial here on the blog.

We had a beautiful Easter here watching LDS General Conference and spending some time outside. Springtime in Sacramento really can't be beat, and I cherish the things we celebrate during this time, as well as the inspiring words from Conference.


  1. Very pretty! I love the little windows, especially the girl on bike..it reminds me of Mary Engelbriets work

  2. Wow! This is wonderful and they all look they could have come from the same line they go so well together. Zippers scare me but it is something I would like to try.