Hooray! At long last I’m pleased to share my latest pattern, the Patchwork Llama Pillow! I designed this little fella last year when my Juxtaposey fabric collection came out. Life has just been a crazy whirlwind ever since (ok, it was before that too) and I can’t believe a full year has passed. But better late than never and good things come to those who wait, etc (Insert your favorite procrastination saying here).

patchwork llama pillow pattern by betz white

The Patchwork Llama Pillow is a fun project to make using a variety of fabrics. Choose vintage scraps, 2 ½” wide “jelly roll” strips or mix your favorite quilting cottons with brightly colored wool solids. You can accent your llama with extra details such as embroidered elements or yarn-y ear tassels and pompoms.

The pattern is available in my shop, as well as “fat 16th” stacks of Justaposey cotton and yummy bright wool solids , if you’d like to create one like mine. I even put together some stacks of my earlier Dutch Treat fabric collection. Each stack has the full collection of 18 prints, measuring 9″ x 11″ each. You can find them in my shop as well.

Juxtaposey Fat 16ths

Juxtaposey! This is what the sample above is made with.

Dutch Treat Fat 16ths

Dutch Treat! This is what I’ll be sewing with in the upcoming Sew-along I have planned! (Details below)


Wool Solids Fat 16ths + 8th

Let me tell you about this delicious wool! It’s a melton wool (woven, not felt!) from Riley Blake. I curated the color palette to coordinate with Juxtaposey, but guess what? Most of the colors play nice with Dutch Treat as well. This bundle has 9 different color “fat 16ths” each measuring 9″ x 11″, plus a bonus “fat 8th” (9″ x 22″) for the side strip of the pillow in either Scarlet or Turquoise. Yummy!

This project would be so much fun in a variety of other fabrics as well. Denim, vintage prints, corduroy, velvet, you name it! How about making a llama from some outgrown baby clothes? So cute!