Mini quilt cactus pillow

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).

Thanks for stopping by!

Love,
Irene

Comments (4)

  1. Beautiful patterns Irene. Just ordered to Apple and Cactus from Etsy as I could not see them in your Sugaridoo webshop. Really enjoy foundation piecing.

  2. Hi. I was watching ypur pixel quilt video with the princess and the unicorn quilts you were making. Congratulations on your expected new baby! Is the basting spray safe for pregnant moms? Please ask your doctor. Also, computer safery tip: I recommend that you keep your tea much farther away from your keyboard. If it spills on your keyboard, it will ruin it and I don’t want to miss your wonderful blogs. Virtual hugs from the USA!

  3. Hi. I was watching ypur pixel quilt video with the princess and the unicorn quilts you were making. Congratulations on your expected new baby! Is the basting spray safe for pregnant moms? Please ask your doctor. and let us know what he/she says. Also, computer safety tip: I recommend that you keep your tea much farther away from your keyboard. If it spills on your keyboard, it will ruin it and I don’t want to miss your wonderful blogs. Virtual hugs from the USA!

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