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Purple Dream Pillow

Three shades of purple interlock in a four-block pillow. Fabrics are from the Aubergine collection by Debbie Beaves for Maywood Studio.


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Inspired by Jolly Good Night from designer Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio

Pillow tester: Alison Gamm



Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.


  • 1⁄2 yard white polka dot (blocks)
  • 18×22" piece (fat quarters) each light purple print, dark purple print, and medium purple print (blocks, inner border)
  • 1⁄3 yard white floral (outer border)
  • 7⁄8 yard backing fabric
  • 27"-square muslin (lining)
  • 27"-square batting
  • 25"-square pillow form
  • Lightweight fusible web


Finished pillow: 24-1⁄2" square
Finished block: 10" square


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Click on "Download this Project" above for the Arc pattern. To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.


1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over Arc Pattern. Use a pencil to trace pattern eight times, leaving 1⁄2" between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1⁄4" outside traced lines.

2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press each fusible-web shape onto wrong side of designated fabric; let cool. Cut out fabric shapes on drawn lines. Peel off paper backings.


From white polka dot, cut:

  • 2—10-1⁄2" squares
  • 1—2-1⁄2×22" strip
  • 2—2-1⁄2×12" strips
  • 2—2-1⁄2" squares

From light purple print, cut:

  • 1—2-1⁄2×12" strip
  • 4 of Arc Pattern
  • 4—2-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" rectangles

From dark purple print, cut:

  • 1—2-1⁄2×22" strip
  •  2—1×21-1⁄2" inner border strips
  • 2—1×20-1⁄2" inner border strips

From medium purple print, cut:

  • 1—2-1⁄2×12" strip
  • 4 of Arc Pattern
  • 4—2-1⁄2×4-1⁄2" rectangles

From white floral, cut:

  •  2—2×24-1⁄2" outer border strips
  • 2—2×21-1⁄2" outer border strips

From backing fabric, cut:

  • 2—14-3⁄4×24-1⁄2" rectangles