Pillow Patch

comments: 65


WOW. That was quite a response — thank you! I'm overwhelmed (and a little sad that I'm not writing a dissertation called Sewing in Modern Culture, because there's some research for you — ask and ye shall receive!). But, believe it or not, I am still just reading comments, and I am only in the low hundreds, so it will take me a while to get through all those. But they are truly fascinating, and surprising, and surprisingly emotional (though I don't know why this surprises me), so bear with me and I will keep reading and summarize the response in the coming week or so. Feel free to keep leaving comments, of course, and thank you again for taking the time to participate!


In the meantime, I have been making more pillows. That's pretty much all I do is read comments and make pillows. I think I will have the pillows that are ready all photographed and organized for the web shop later this week, or early next. (Pattern and kit-pre-orders will be coming after that, but first I need to send these pillows away, because I have nowhere to put them!) I would like to keep them all, actually. But you might want one, and in that case, I will be more than happy to oblige.


Susie Sears Taylor says: June 15, 2009 at 08:23 AM

The patch pillows look like "Pure Summer"! Beautiful!!

Oh, what a beautiful pillow patch it is! It speaks of summer, lemonade and a good book.

Lovely, lovely pillow. I can imagine sitting back on the porch swing, in the hot dusk, waiting for a breeze to come along.

Sitting looking at those from my uncomfortable office chair is kinda torturous really. Want to dive in head first and just "flump" into them...

pretty "alicia squares"...like a lovely bunch of wildflowers.

Very pretty! Gosh you do have quite a collection of tiny pretty floral fabrics. I need to go pick up a few more to use in market bag linings today! Thanks!

Hi,, I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I love these pillows! I love everything on your blog :) I enjoy your use of color and creativity.
Have a great week,,, gail

The blue one closest to the book would look dreamy in my bedroom...actually, I would love to buy any of them if I had half the chance. I'm still mourning the loss of not be able to have a "market-bag". And after seeing how beautiful you sew, if I had been one that enjoyed sewing before. i probably would never think that my works didn't measure up! Oh how do you do it! Cyndi

Those are so pretty! I love them and would love to have one! *sigh* I gotta get me some fabric.

I hunted through the "textile bins" at Goodwill this past weekend, looking for floral pillow cases like yours! No luck, but I DID find an awesome $25 chair that needs a home and some TLC. :o) Thanks for the suggestion!

So fresh and pretty! Oh! Sigh! Swoon!

That looks so pretty Alicia!

Every time you show a patchwork pillow, I want to make more too! I found one more form at my house and then received a Joann's ad proclaiming they are 50% off. Guess where I am going this week?! Yours are gorgeous, maybe I could/should attempt piping?

I would LOVE a kit x

Those pillows are lovely! So cheerful. You really inspire!

Gorgeous! I am going to make sure I can get either a kit or a pillow, or better, BOTH! I was so upset when I missed out on the market bags....your fabrics are gorgeous. My new obsession is trying to figure out where to get antique linens for my bed.....do they even come in king size? If not I am totally willing to go back to my queen...or possible the full!

Such pretty pillows and so random. I LOVE that.

You are completely inspiring me to do some sewing the summer. These would be just lovely on my imaginary summer sleeping portch.

I LOVE your patchwork pillows! You inspire me to make some and HOPE they turn out as lovely as yours! I, too, am a pillow freak! And old pillowcases--I just love them. Our Goodwill is a good source for them and I purchase all I find! I love the market bag! What a clever idea! Yes, I do sew some, but arthritis in my fingers makes handsewing impossible. There was a time when I made all my clothes, my sons' shirts, shirts for my hubby, sport coats for him and the boys, pjs, etc., and curtains, table runners and table cloths, etc. for my home AND took in sewing for my friends' little girls! But those days are in the past! Keep up the beautiful work. Enjoy your blog.

Ponytail says: June 15, 2009 at 01:20 PM

I've just noticed how many comments you received for the last post - over a thousand ! I'm amazed you're even finding time to write the blog, let alone make up new pillows ! And such lovely ones too - I wish I could do patchwork, but it's something I just can seem to manage, I get all fingers and thumbs with it.

Laura A. says: June 15, 2009 at 01:44 PM

Gorgeous pillows!
And I'm amazed too by the number of responses to the previous post. Is that the most non-dog responses you've ever had? I'll have to read some of those myself.
And ever the editor I have to think there's a book in there somewhere...

I love your pillows. I need to get to work. I too am impressed with the amazing number of responses you have gotten and am looking forward to your summary. You clearly inspire and touch many people. How wonderful!!!!

Ooh very pretty and summery. I have an antique white iron bed that they would be marvelous on!

they are *really* pretty. They're simplicity is charming and the prints just lovely. I've been thinking of all these complicated pillows I could make lately - and now I see that I'm over engineering them! Looking forward to the shop update!

Mary Ann/Ca says: June 15, 2009 at 03:40 PM

oh the piping is absolutely the perfect finishing touch! Looking forward to your pattern and kit!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.