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Petal Pillows

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I recently came across a pretty pillow tutorial on the  Cluck, Cluck Sew blog and knew it would be perfect for my daughter's room.

Her room is black, white and fuschia.   I knew that I had black felt at home so I decided to try a pillow with black on white fabric with a black flower as practice before attempting one using the material from the bag in which her comforter set came.

I also didn't want to make an 18" pillow so I calculated the proportions for both 14" and 16" pillows.  

14" Pillow Dimensions:

  • Pillow Pieces: 15 x 15, 15 x 12 & 15 x 9
  • Circle Sizes: 2-3/4" & 2"
  • Pillow Insert 14"
16" Pillow Dimensions:
  • Pillow Pieces: 17 x 17, 17 x 13 &17 x 10
  • Circle Sizes: 3-1/8" & 2-1/4"
  • Pillow Insert 16"

After I was satisfied with the 14" pillow I found some fabric that was perfect for my living room, (the front was a discontinued fabric sample piece which they were selling at JoAnn Fabrics for $1) to make a 16" pillow.

When making this one I made a few "adjustments" from the first.   I started shaping the petals from the beginning round and when I transitioned from the large to the small circles I did one round combining both large and small, 1 large, 2 small, etc.  and then continued with the small circles to the center as written in the tutorial.

I rarely make things for myself, so I was thrilled with the results and now I want to make one for everyone I know.   Next is the 18" black, white and fuschia for my daughter.


 This is a great project with endless combinations, so give it a try.

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Reply Ashley
5:26 PM on April 14, 2011 
Beautiful! How did you shape the petals when you were sewing?
Reply Claudia
11:34 AM on May 4, 2011 
Hello, Cathy!
I´ve crocheted 2 totes using your gorgeous free patterns: Lacy V Market Bag
and Styling´Tote Bag! I´d like to thank you for sharing the patterns and ask for your permission to post the Portuguese translation I´ve made for personal use in my blog.
I´ve posted some photos and linked to your blog here:

Thanks a lot!
Reply fer
2:53 AM on March 26, 2012 
This is lovely.Can i have this post on a Thai translation