Quilt with Me!: Making the Anniken Pillow Background

This week, I want to showcase my latest pattern: the Anniken Pillow! In my most recent La Rue de Fleurs’ Channel YouTube video, I walk you through getting started with the pattern’s triangle background. I am talking about the types of fabrics you should – or shouldn’t- choose, as well as sharing my tips and tricks to get the most from your fabrics as you cut.

After we cut everything out, sew along with me as we assemble the pieced triangle background. I will “point” out how to get those crisp tips on your triangle piecing as we sew, sew, sew!

If you’d like to read more about the pattern, including design inspiration, follow the link HERE to my previous post about Anniken.

Concept Breakdown

The Anniken Pillow is a great way to get your bearings in learning to quilt more than basic squares and rectangles. The small scale, the pillow finishes at approximately 20″ square, means you won’t be overwhelmed practicing a new concept. Everyone loves a quick win!

In this week’s video, I share a few tips on choosing fabrics and sewing crisply pointed triangles. These tips include:

  • why directional fabrics matter
  • the benefits of solids
  • staggering triangle placement
  • piecing for point perfection!

To view the video and see all of the tips, click the video box below.:

Quilt With Me!: The Anniken Pillow Triangle Background

Grab the Annkien Pillow Pattern for just $5 USD HERE. Then pop on the video for a few fabric suggestions before you pull your product. After you’ve made your fabric suggestions based on those tips, join me to cut and sew together the geometric triangle background of the Anniken Pillow.

In upcoming videos, we will work together to create the appliqué, talk about quilted details for the pillow top, and finally assemble and finish the pillow for stuffing and use.

If you join in with the video or create the Anniken Pillow on your own, don’t forget to share your work with the La Rue de Fleurs community by tagging me on IG @laruedefleurs and using the hashtags #annikenpillow and #laruedefleurspatterns. I hope you’ll join me and have some fun with triangles and appliqué!

Stay creative, friends!

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