These Celtic Knot Pillows (hand quilted and embellished with beads) started out as a single pillow and project. They started with the purchase of some historical looking metallic trim that I hand sewed small white beads within the design. I had so much fun making one that I did a second one.
The hand quilting and embellished trim really made for a one of a kind item.
Mixing large quilts with smaller projects is fun and allows me to have several projects going at the same time.
The navy blue fabric is silk and made for easy hand quilting. I drew the design with a white chalk pencil using a stencil. Then I carefully machine sewed the trim to the fabric – I had to be careful to go slowly so I did not catch on the beads. The pillow is finished with the envelope (see below) and off to a local auction it went.
This same stencil was also used in this Irish Chain quilt on this post.
The burgundy pillow is also silk fabric and again hand quilted so easily. This one is a gift for a local woman who helped me sew some clothing (in my opinion, complicated compared to quilting). The method was the same for both pillows.
This stencil was also used in this green and white Irish Chain quilt on my old blog.
The pillows are sewn together and finished with the envelope method. See: https://www.domesticimperfection.com/how-to-make-envelope-closure-pillow/.
Batting for both pillows is a good quality polyester I had on hand.
Both finished at 18″ square.
You can make yourself some fun, funky or personalized pillows by using stencils and trims similar to these Celtic Knot Pillows.
ALL PHOTOS AND CONTENT ARE MY OWN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.