Shivaun Place Pillow – a Mini Finish


So way back in September 2015, I finished a quilt for my sister-in-law. It was a Sassafras Lane design, and I loved it, except there were a couple of places that used stitch-and-flip and left me with bonus triangles. Which I generally hate, because I feel obliged to save them, but I never use them.

But the Sassafras ladies were prepared and included a bonus mini pattern! So it may have taken a while, but I did get the block together in February, then quilted and envelope-pillow-ed it this weekend. I didn’t use their design exactly – it was pinwheels with the border fabric, and why make pinwheels when you can make Shooflys? So mine ended up a bit bigger with the added skinny strips. Like, 28″ big. Which has exceeded its use as a decorative couch pillow and become more of a giant floor pillow.

I backed it in the same flannel as the quilt back, envelope style. I used four pieces to get it the right size, but I think the fabric is so busy you don’t really notice. I zig zagged all the inner seams so it can be washed, because she has kids.

The quilting is just a grid and crosshatch, following the lines of the pattern. I thought about doing more, but all the major seams were secured, so…

At 28″ square, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to find an insert for it, but Amazon always has my back. Now to get it in the mail so that she might get the insert and the cover on the same day!

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5 thoughts on “Shivaun Place Pillow – a Mini Finish”


Oh, I love this! Gorgeous! And that backing flannel is amazing…


You’d never know it was made from “left overs”. Very pretty. I agree, very lucky SIL.


So cute! I’m sure she’ll love it. (I still have some stitch and flip triangle scraps I need to use from three years ago.)

Lynette Caulkins

Nice! Lucky sister-in-law, too. 🙂 I didn’t notice the piecing on the back until you said something, and I had to go find it. I am getting a nice, big box of the “bonus” HSTs, etc., from various projects. One day I’m going to have fun turning them into cool things. . .


This is lovely! I always through my cut-off triangles away, too. Maybe I will start keeping them.

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