Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Digger Pillow/Cushion

Pillow? ... Cushion? ... depends upon what part of the world you come from, but I'm pretty sure that most little boys around the world love diggers!

When my eldest unmarried was invited to a little friend's birthday I jumped at the chance to make him a present.  

I started with Kristy's lovely digger paper pieced pattern (had some fun with fussy cutting) then added some chevron tracks down each side to pad the design out to the size I needed.

For the very first time, I added some quilting to the pillow (I usually skip this step for pillows).

I used a bright yellow thread and echo stitched around the digger block and also the grey track chevrons.  I used a stitch length of 4 ... they are bulky and boyish.

It has my usual envelope backing (one day I'll do a zipped one ... pinky promise) which I stitched with the same bright yellow cotton.

I love making boys stuff ... the Tomboy within is strong!

Cushion/Pillow Stats:
Size: 20" Sq
Feature Block: Digger Paper Pieced Pattern by Quiet Play
Fabric:  Fussy cut fabric in Digger block by Belle & Boo, all other fabric purchased from Spotlight


Linking up with:
Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts
Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory


  1. This is so cute!! Love the way you fussy-cut the little driver inside the truck. :)

  2. Yes! The tomboy within this old gal is strong, too! I absolutely adore the chevron you added to the top and side of this pillow, Serena. A great design element! Love the quilting, too. Well done!

  3. Yes!! I love your chevron tire tracks design element! Very clever. I am sure the little recipient is going to love this!!!

  4. Love the cushion! I think I will take some inspiration from this and one day make my little boy one :)
    Great work!

  5. Love the chevrons - they are perfect caterpillar tracks. Brilliant idea!

  6. Darling! Whatever you call it! ;)

  7. It turned out awesome! Love the fussy cuts and the yellow chevron border.

  8. This is fab! I love the way you've fussy cut the boy in the digger and his friend is flying by on a plane :)

  9. That is such a fabulous boys cushion!! You know I love that digger block and the border chevrons take it to the next level!

  10. I love this pillow! Thanks for sharing it with me! :)

  11. This is awesome! The little man driving the truck - sorry - digger is perfect! And the chevron tracks are to die for. Absolutely brilliant!!!
    E xx



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