"Defining Kokeshi" Pillow Cover Pattern

Amy Friendetsy, handprinted fabric, pattern, pillow cover, silkscreen10 Comments

I just finished writing up a pattern for a project idea using a single panel of my new silkscreen design, “Defining Kokeshi.” I was so excited when Monica Solorio-Snow, aka Happy Zombie, came out with her line of fabrics inspired by displays of sweet mochi confections in Japanese grocery stores, “Happy Mochi Yum Yum.” I had previous freezer paper stencil and silkscreen designs using my Kokeshi doll drawings but I had it in my mind that I wanted to try something else with them. This fabric line gave me the nudge I needed to get moving. I really wanted to pair “Defining Kokeshi” with “Happy Mochi Yum Yum.”

Here is what I did! I designed a pattern for a 20″ pillow cover with an invisible zipper closure. To the left of the panel, I used two traditional pieced Japanese Lantern blocks. I used dense straight line quilting for the border and simple echo quilting in the center.

I love the sherbet silkscreen colorway with the blues and oranges in the “Happy Mochi Yum Yum.”

And I found that the DS Quilt gingham coordinates so well with the pinks!

You can find “Happy Mochi Yum Yum” at Sew Fresh Fabrics and The Fat Quarter Shop as well as many Etsy shops. I got the adorable Chevron twill tape for the loop on the righthand side from Paper and Pinafore.
I am going to be putting this pattern in my shop as a part of a kit. You will be able to purchase the silkscreen panel and the pdf pattern full of step by step photographs and instructions. Kits should be in the shop tomorrow. The sample pillows are for sale too!