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Black + Blue Pathway Pillow

Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead Today is the official release of the newest issue of Making magazine. It definitely carries a special place in my heart, and makes me so happy to be a small part of it all. Even though I don’t have a project included in this issue (next issue I do!), I couldn’t resist grabbing a few for my shop – in the process, keeping one for myself. I’m so glad I did, too.

Carrie has put together another amazing line up of gorgeous projects. And I hear ya if you’re not into knitting, but again, this issue has so many great sewing projects!!! Seriously, you have to check it out. There’s a bento bag, apron, kimono jacket (from my friend Jenny Gordy of Wiksten), embroidery, recipes and a couple really great articles to read.

Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead

As soon as I got mine cracked open, I got straight to work on the Pathway Pillow designed by none other than Amber Corcoran of Fancy Tiger Crafts. I was immediately drawn to the texture of the pillow and intrigued by its construction. Turns out it was a home run! Not only is the piecing interesting, but it’s easily adaptable for whatever size pillow or even a quilt. I dug through my pillow form stash (yes, that’s a thing) and pulled out this 12×24″ form. I always love a long pillow.

Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead

Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead

I used Essex in black and Flax with a splash of a blue denim from Kokka leftover from this project. I chose to put in an invisible zip instead of the envelope back, just personal preference especially for this size pillow. Long and narrow means getting squished out of shape all the time in this house, so invisible zip it is!

Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead

Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead

I was so excited about how this turned out. I looove making pillows and have really had to restrain myself from making a million and then having nowhere to sit. I’m glad this one feels right at home.

Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead


Pattern: Pathway Pillow by Amber Corcoran available in Making issue no. 4/LINES (I have a few copies available in my shop) Here’s a full list of stockists in case you still need to pick up a copy!
Fabric: Essex (black and Flax) by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Invisible zip: Zipit on etsy


Black + Blue Pathway Pillow - Noodlehead

7 thoughts on “Black + Blue Pathway Pillow

  1. Patrixia says:

    Love it!

  2. Hannah says:

    Gorgeous! I love the wall art behind your couch, too. Would you mind sharing where you got it?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Hannah, yes, I have two prints from https://www.etsy.com/shop/printwork. Love them!

      1. Hannah says:

        Thank you!

  3. mrs robinson says:

    Not sure you can have too many cushions (though Mr R would disagree) especially when they are this stylish! Thank you for reminding me about the next issue of this gorgeous magazine

  4. kateg2Kate says:

    The latest issue is packed with projects and beautifully presented! I missed seeing your work in the latest issue, Anna. Nice to know you are up next round.

  5. Jeanie says:

    I too loved this pillow when I saw it in Making! Your pillow turned out beautifully. I was actually thinking of making a quilt using this pattern. I have a friend who loves the modern look and I thought this would be perfect. What are your thoughts on turning this pattern into a full sized quilt?

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