Scottie Dog quilted pillow

I’ve been working on this Scottie dog quilted pillow for, oh, over a month now. I finally finished it and gave it to my Sister-in-law who loves Scottie dogs. They had a Scottish terrier growing up named Scottie, and ever since then its been all Scotties. Even this past Christmas, almost all the wrapping paper was Scottie dog, and my sister-in-law got Scottie dog pajamas, and Scottie dog bed sheets. So of course when I saw a picture of a Scottie dog quilt, I had to make a block and turn it into a pillow and I was lucky enough to find a Scottie dog print fabric for the back from Joann’s.

Scotty Dog (2)


How to make the block:

You’ll need:

  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
  • 1/4 yard dark fabric
  • 1/4 yard light fabric
  • pins
  • sewing machine
  • seam ripper
  • scissors


  •  Light fabric
    • 10 squares 3.5″ x 3.5″
    • 5 triangles 4″ x 4″ (cut square corner to corner, so 3 squares)
    • 2 squares 1.75″ x 1.75″
  • Dark fabric
    • 9 squares 3.5″ x 3.5″
    • 5 triangles 4″ x 4″ (cut square corner to corner, so 3 squares)
    • 1 rectangle 2.5″ x 1.75″
    • 2 squares 1.75″ x 1.75″

Lay out the block so you know where everything goes.


Sew your 4″ triangles at 1/4 inch, press open.


I worked horizontally row by row sewing 1/4 inch seams. Pressing as I went along. I also saved the chin/mouth square for last. Its a bit tricky so I’ll show it in a separate step.


Continue to work row by row, pressing as you go. Don’t do the mouth block yet.


For the mouth block, sew the black and white squares together corner to corner, as shown below. Press and trim fabric 1/4 inch from the seam.


Sew the two dark and light squares together at 1/4 inch, press. Sew to the dark fabric rectangle. You may need to trim some excess fabric. You want the final block to be 3.5″ x 3.5″. Insert it into the row.


Sew all the horizontal rows together, taking care to match up the seams.


And that’s the block.

How to do the quilted part:

For the quilt part, I added a border around the block, pinned it to some batting and a solid white back. I used my sewing machine to stitch in the ditch all the way around the outline of the Scottie dog and around the border.




For the pillow part:

I used the Happy Housie’s tutorial for a simple envelope pillow case. I made it fit a 16″ x 16″ pillow form. Depending on the size of pillow you want to use you may have to add some extra border like I did. I added a little pink bow to tie the pink from the back fabric to the front.





It was a bit of work, but totally worth it. I loved how it turned out.

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