Quilted Garden Pillow {TUTORIAL}

Playing with pretty fabrics is one of my all time favourite things to do. One of the prettiest new ranges which I've had the pleasure of working with is called Primrose Garden by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Fabrics. The colours combinations are just lovely and the prints really appeal to me.

I created this quilted pillow with some of this new range. The basis of the pillow is a pineapple block which - foundation pieced. I enlarged this simple pineapple block with EQ7 to create a larger block, which when bordered makes the perfect size for a pillow.

Yes I know that some people are a little wary when it comes to foundation piecing, but I really think that this is a simple project, perfect for the newbie to try.

I quilted the pillow top quite heavily. When I quilt straight lines, I like to raise the stitch length to between 3.5 - 4.0. I don't think it's necessarily any better than using the regular 2.0 or 2.5 stitching length, but I just prefer the finish with longer stitches.

If you would like to create your very own Quilted Garden Pillow, all of the instructions are available here on the Riley Blake Cutting Corners Blog.


  1. Thank you for this tutorial, I've been looking for a simple cushion pattern to make for mum for Christmas,. Shall download foundation papers now.. Have a nice day!

  2. Your cushion is lovely, Anorina.

  3. It's lovely! I can see why the range appeals to you. I swear I do not know where you find the time to do everything you do! I'm in awe!

  4. This is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial. The colors are great; I love them all. Have a great rest of the week. :)

  5. Just love this. Absolutely gorgeous fabric choices.


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