February 5 ~ Pillow of the Day

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French Window Pillow by Patty Young, Modkid Boutique

Patty has a tutorial for this French Window Pillow on her Modkid Boutique blog. Patty’s pillow features her newest fabric collection, Sanctuary.

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115 Responses to February 5 ~ Pillow of the Day

  1. Emily says:

    So pretty!

  2. Stephanie S says:

    Fun pillow!

  3. Jessica says:

    This is a patchwork pillow I’d like to try.

  4. Debbie says:

    Great colors and design!

  5. Jacqueline says:

    What a great pillow to fit in anywhere.

  6. Krystina says:

    This is such a great fabric line and it looks great showcased this way on a pillow!

  7. Bethany says:

    I love the way the white sashing makes the colors pop!

  8. Sarah says:

    Beautiful! I’ve been admiring these prints online and now feel compelled to buy some of my own! Especially since my couch is in desperate need of new pillows. πŸ™‚

  9. Sara says:

    This pillow makes me long for spring!

  10. Jacque says:

    The white sashing strips really make the colors even more bold and beautiful! I am teetering on the brink of buying some Sanctuary fabric, here! πŸ™‚

  11. Vanessa says:


  12. Marcia W. says:

    This design is wonderful with the windows showcasing beautiful fabric designs. The white makes the pillow look crisp!

  13. Linda says:

    This pillow is very cool! I like the bright colors set off by the white ‘panes’.

  14. Rebecca says:

    Such a great design for showing off some beautiful prints!

  15. Robyn says:

    so pretty!

  16. Cat says:

    another great idea, thanks for this colorful work !

  17. Kay says:

    Love the fabrics in this. And the white border makes them stand out even more!

  18. Heidi Anderson says:

    Great design, love the colors!

  19. Katie says:

    I’m loving those fabrics.

  20. Dawn S. says:

    This is my favorite pillow yet! Of course, Sanctuary is my favorite fabric, too.

  21. Christie says:

    I LOVE the style of this tutorial! So visually friendly.. conveys instructions so clearly and cleanly. Great job!

  22. Ariane says:

    This pillow is adorable!! Love the fabric.

  23. Kathleen P says:

    Nice backing!

  24. Colette says:

    Her new Sanctuary line is FABULOUS! Love what she did with this pillow.

  25. Addy says:


  26. Emily says:

    OH this pillow is so beautiful!

  27. Kerri Kowal says:

    I really need to lay my hands on some Sanctuary!

  28. Wendy B says:

    I wish I had a couple of those pillows.

  29. Rosalie says:

    What gorgeous colours! I love the design, so simple but so effective πŸ™‚

  30. Charley says:

    Me again. I just wanted to add that I am about to embark on making some pillows, so I’m really looking forward to learning a lot from you this month. The timing for me couldn’t be better. Thank you so much.

  31. Charley says:

    I really like the black piping that brings a little snap into the pillow. I also like the fabric that is peeking around the corner on the back of the pillow.

  32. Celeste says:

    Perfect for Spring–love it. Off to check out the tutorial now…

  33. Cat says:

    My favorite fabric is the one in the upper righthand corner!

  34. alison says:

    I love that with this pillow you can use some of your favourite fabrics that maybe you wouldn’t normally be able to put together on a pillow.

  35. Jill B says:

    Beautiful – I especially love the piping around the edges.

  36. tanya says:

    im off to spotlight for some white quilting cotton! woo hoo! i really love this months topic as it suits my impatient, instant gratification personality and my need to craft to have function as well as form. thanks SMS!

  37. j-j says:

    I can’t pick which Sacntuary fabric I like best, and they all look so good together on this!

  38. Sarah says:

    Just beautiful! What a perfect little spring pillow.

  39. Kasey says:

    Beautiful pillow. I wish I could use white on a pillow, but with our two dogs, that would be asking for trouble.

  40. Laura Reich says:

    Well done!

  41. Carrie says:

    Love it! The pillow and tutorial are fantastic, thank you for sharing. My mind is reeling with the possibilities!

  42. Suzie says:

    I like the piping…it makes for a nice finish and that extra detail. Love it!

  43. Amy S says:

    I spy Sanctuary fabric! I love this pillow!

  44. Everything Patty does is gorgeous!

  45. Susan in SC says:

    Love this material!

  46. Liz W. says:

    What a great simple and elegant design! I love the sashing as well.

  47. Ramona says:

    I’d love to make a pillow like this with black sashing. It would look great in my living room.

  48. Charlotte says:

    Great pillow! Love the colors!

  49. Jayne Cagle says:

    You know, I like this pillow design for admiring many fabrics at once. I can never choose which pattern or color I like best. The Sanctuary collection is one example of how much fun color can be πŸ˜€

  50. Rachel T. says:

    love this pillow

  51. Jennifer says:

    I love how the white sashing showcases each fabric so you can enjoy each one individually!

  52. Maya says:

    This pillow is fantastic! I love the colors and designs of the fabric used.

  53. patricia says:

    A pillow that highlights the beautiful fabrics in a simple yet full of impact way. thanks for the line to the tutorial.

  54. Kate says:

    Lovely! Sanctuary is such a great collection, I bought a few of the prints but hope to get more…

  55. Valerie says:

    Such great colors and fabrics. It would be a cheerful addition to any room!

  56. I love this pillow! Thanks for sharing!

  57. Beth McConnell says:

    The fabrics are stunning

  58. Sara says:

    Patty Young fabrics are amazing:)

  59. Tong says:

    love the colours of this pillow!

  60. Connie says:

    This is beautiful and really makes you feel like Spring is here!

  61. kathyh says:

    I like the look of this pillow.

  62. Sherry J says:

    very pretty pillow and fabric line

  63. Anya says:

    Another great pillow! Thanks for the chance!

  64. Tina says:

    love it!!

  65. Laura says:

    I think this is my favorite so far!

  66. linda says:

    Love the patterns in the fabric collection!

  67. Erin d. says:

    Very cute! Love the color!

  68. Rebmara says:

    Lovely happy pillow!

  69. alisha says:

    This design is so striking. I love the patchwork design without quilting.

  70. Andrea M says:

    This is my fave so far-I must try it!

  71. Ana V says:

    How lovely!

  72. delia says:

    I love it!

  73. JJ says:

    Pretty, I love the colors!

  74. jm says:

    So neatly done!

  75. Genevieve says:

    Perfectly bright and cheerful!


  76. I love this pillow. The colours look brilliant against the white. Yet another bookmarked page and another blog Im following! thanks for sharing.

  77. Carol in E TN says:

    Such a pretty pillow! I don’t have any Sanctuary so this would be a great win!

  78. Tez says:

    love the vibrant colours!

  79. Becky t says:

    so pretty. I love the colors

  80. Melinda says:

    Thanks for including a tutorial. This has inspired me to try some patchwork. A pillow seems to be a good place to start!

  81. Tiffany says:

    Love the colors!

  82. Wilma says:

    What a beautiful pillow. The colours are so refreshing & invigorating.

  83. ms. fine says:

    Too cute. I wanted to do something similar, so the tute is right up my alley.

  84. Catherine says:

    That floral fabric on the top right is stunning! Great pillow – – thanks for sharing!

  85. DianeY says:

    Simple pillow with a smashing effect! Love it!

  86. Andi says:

    Beautiful and simple, and I absolutely love the colours!

  87. Kelly says:

    very inspiring!!

  88. LOVE this pillow !

    Love all of Patty’s lines too !

  89. Cassandra says:

    OMG! A pillow a day. They have been all such great pillows and there are 23 days more? Wow!!!

  90. Brigette says:

    Looks like a nice way to incorporate a variety of colors into a pillow.

  91. Karo says:

    so simple and so fresh. yummm.

  92. Jenny says:

    this pattern works so well with lots of fabric.

  93. Jen B says:

    I absolutely love this pillow! It’s a great way to showcase some large prints, and such a beautiful fabric line!

  94. Amy G. says:

    This is such a great pillow!

  95. Shelly says:

    love it! Can’t wait to add this to my to-do list

  96. What a great way to use and show off fabrics you don’t want to “cut up.”

  97. Jody says:

    Lovely! It looks very fresh and modern.

  98. Teresa S. says:

    Oh I love this one! Great inspiration!

  99. Jan says:

    I love the sashing on this pillow. It takes the idea of a simple squared pillow and makes it into something more sophisticated and fresh.

  100. Katie says:

    Mmmmm, I LOVE Sanctuary!

  101. JennyS says:

    The colors look so bright. I love this design!

  102. Sarah McGrath says:

    I love the fabric used in this cushion!

  103. Kate F. says:

    I love the big blue chrysanthemum on the upper right!

  104. Brandi says:

    Ooh, love it! It’s so crisp and bright!

  105. Susan C. says:

    Lovely! I love those fabrics.

  106. Rachel says:

    So pretty! Thinking of spring…

  107. Shelley says:

    I just bought this line of fabric in both colorways. Love the pillow with it!

  108. Sharon T. says:

    Love the fabric choices!

  109. Melissa says:

    Oh, I just LOVE the fabrics she chose for the window panes! Gorgeous! And using white to sash was a great idea. πŸ™‚ I love it!

  110. Carmen says:

    I love this pillow! So colorful!

  111. Crystal says:

    They just keep getting better!! I love this one! And now I know what to do with the fat quarters I just bought πŸ™‚

  112. Cynthia says:

    How beautiful! I love the clean lines.

  113. great pillow, it can fit with every colour, great!

  114. Love the colors in the Sanctuary pillow!

  115. Anita says:

    I just love white used for shashing, I think it makes colors pop.

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