Purple Shadows Pillow

Sep 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Connie Campbell

Hi everyone, it is Connie from Freemotion by the River with another fast and easy tutorial featuring the 12" GO! Qube and also the new 12" Companion Set. You’ll find all kinds of quilting tutorials, quilt patterns, and other things on my blog.

The new 12" GO Qube Companion Set includes 3 dies that can be used separately or with the 12" GO Qube. I am really enjoying them and today I am sharing a pillow made with the Drunkard's Path die.


12" GO! Qube Companion Set


I don't know about you, but I never seem to have too many pillows. I have always liked the Drunkard's Path block, but it is a time-consuming block to cut out. When I used the Companion Drunkard's Path die I was finished in no time!


Drunkards Path pillow made with AccuQuilt GO Companion Set


Purple Shadows Pillow

Finished size: 18 inches

GO! Fabric Cutter: GO! Fabric Cutter (55100S) or GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Cutting Dies:

GO! Qube Mix & Match 12″ Block (55778) Dies used: #2 –3 ½" Square, #8 - 3 ½" x 6 ½" Rectangle

GO! 12" Companion Set Dies used: #11 and #12 Drunkard's Path 6"

Materials Needed: Light Purple Batik - fat quarter

Dark Purple Batik print - 1/2 yard

18" x 18" piece of batting

18" pillow form

Cutting Instructions:

Light Purple 2 - #11 -Drunkard's Path (55470) 2 - #12 - Drunkard's Path (55470) 4 - #8 - Rectangle (55724) 2 - #2 - 3½" Square (55701)

Dark Purple Print 2 - #11 -Drunkard's Path (55470) 2 - #12 - Drunkard's Path (55470) 4 - #8 - Rectangle (55724) 2 - #2 - 3½" Square (55701)

Assembly: Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.

Cut the rectangle shapes.


55724 AccuQuilt GO Rectangle

Cut the squares.


AccuQuilt Square 55701

Cut with the Drunkard's Path blocks. Place the #12 Quarter Circle shape on top of the #11 Arc shape (looks like a L) - use the notches to help with the piecing.

55740 Drunkard Path block in batiks

Make 4 Drunkard's Path blocks.

Drunkards Path blocks

Layout your pieces as shown in the diagram below and piece together.

Sew blocks together


Join the 4 Drunkard's Path blocks first and press the seams open.

Press Open seams


Sew 2 rectangles together (one of each color) and add to the top and bottom. For the sides, add the square blocks and alternate the colors.

Sew center blocks first


Your pillow is now ready to be quilted. Place the batting behind the pillow top and quilt as desired.


Pieced Drunkards Path block


For my quilting I just did a straight stitch using #40 weight Fantastico, a variegated thread from Superior Threads.


Drunkard's Path quilting closeup

  • Cut two pieces of the light purple batik 18″ x 13″ for the pillow back. On each piece fold the 18″ side under ¼” and press.
  • On one piece fold under ½” and top stitch it. On the other piece fold under 1″ and top stitch.
  • Place the 1″ top stitched piece face down on the pillow top, then place the ½” top stitched piece face down on it.
  • Line up the edges and stitch ¼” around the pillow.
  • Turn right side out, press and insert the pillow form.

If you need help making the pillow backing I show photos of it on my Rosy Applique Pillow Tutorial.

Enjoy your beautiful pillow!


Purple Pillow


I hope you have enjoyed the Purple Shadows pillow tutorial made with the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter and GO! dies. If you are looking for more ideas for using the GO! Qube Mix & Match 12″ Block (55778), you might enjoy some of my previous quilt tutorials.

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