Last week someone asked for the pattern of a cactus quilt block I shared a while ago on Instagram. I realized that I still haven’t shared the pillow which I made with those blocks here on he blog. So today time for a short show and tell :)
No green fingers
For a long long time now I’ve been a big fan of cacti. I’m not sure why, but I just like them a lot! Maybe it’s because I’m not so good with plants. (And then I put softly, really most plants don’t last longer than a few months under my supervision..)
A cactus doesn’t need much care or water and still can grow into a huge plant. And if you’re lucky it will even show some pretty little flowers.
So when I designed all the blocks for the Sugaridoo Sampler it just needed to include a cactus. It turned in to this cactus with a happy colored pot.
From the block in the book I enlarged the 10 x 15 cm block to a 20 x 30 cm block and and made three of them. Sewing them together with a few white borders resulted in the a 45 x 60 cm mini quilt which is a standard Ikea pillow size.
>> The pattern for the cactus pattern can be found here <<
The back of the pillow is made with two pieces of green fabrics which slightly overlap. And so it turned into an easy pillow case without a zipper. I like.
The pillow has been approved by our hairy pillow tester Jimi the Maine Coon (Jimithecoon on Instagram).
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