Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow

by Angela Bowman April 06, 2017 2 Comments

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

I just made this pillow for my daughter. Her favorite animal from her favorite video game = Easter perfection. She loves playing the Stardew Valley video game (so do I), so I know she's going to flip when I give this to her. It's a 16" pillow that will go great in her bedroom.

I used Adobe Illustrator to make Eric Barone's design come to life. I also mocked up a bouquet, which I may make later on. Or wouldn't it be a cool cross-stitch?

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

I gathered some solid fabrics and printed my map.

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

I started the layout on the design wall and I got that anxious excited feeling since I knew it was going to turn out so cute!

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

I filled in the background with larger squares, tile-style.

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

Then simple, meditative sewing.

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

These seams are small (1/8"), and I like to press them open for ease in quilting later on. This mini iron is so, so perfect for this task.

This thing is magic. MAGIC, I tell you. #tinyseams #cloverusa #sewing #quilting @cloverusa

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Here's the back of the patchwork panel. That mini iron makes pretty quick work of the seam-pressing.

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

And the front. Love it!

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

Somebunny is getting quilted. I stitched a simple cross-hatch...

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

...that gives dreamy texture galorrrrrrrre. It's almost shimmery, even though I only used solids. For the thread, I used Aurifil 30wt in Dove. For the fabrics, I used Kona Cotton by Robert Kaufman.

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman

The finished pillow back has a simple and pretty tied-knot, using a Cotton + Steel basic.

Stardew Valley Rabbit Pillow by Angela Bowman





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Angela Bowman
Angela Bowman

April 19, 2017

I LOVE my Juki, Diana!

Diana Kastelic
Diana Kastelic

April 14, 2017

Super-cute bunny pillow… and so well made! You’re right, it does look “shimmery”… I thought you had used some type of polished cotton fabrics. How do you like your Juki machine? I’ve been thinking about getting one to replace my 30+ year old Pfaff, for FMQ and piecing. Thanks for taking us through your design process. Very inspired.

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