The Bar Quilt pillow series

My series of quilted pillows is complete, and I just love them!

I had wanted to make matching pillows for my couch without making the same pattern multiple times. So when it came time to launch the Bar Quilts series, I decided to use the pillow instructions in each of the four patterns to make a series of pillows using the same fabrics, with a complementary fabric for the backing.

I'm excited to show you all of them together!

All the patterns for these pillows are available in the pattern shop.

Bar Quilts pattern collection by Penny Spool quilts - pillows in multicolour on white, on a couch

The Bar Quilt patterns

The Bar Quilt patterns are all modern, pared-down versions of traditional patterns. From left to right (picture below):

All of the patterns have multiple sizes:

  • Pillow, which also works as a wall hanging or table topper
  • Baby
  • Square Throw
  • Bar Code also includes a Rectangular Throw size

Bar Code also has instructions for three different colourways.

Bar quilt pattern collection by Penny spool quilts - pillows in multicolour on white, on a bed

Fabric choices

I wanted the Bar Quilt pillows to match, but not be the same, so I chose the same fabrics for all of them, with different backings. 

The navy budgie print is from the Promenade collection by Figo Fabrics. The light blue is part of Zen Chic's Breeze collection. The yellow is a Quilter's Combination from Stof Fabrics and the two pinks are both from Kristy Lea's Create collection for Riley Blake Designs. The Bar Code pillow uses one more fabric, so I chose a medium blue from Zen Chic's Breeze collection.

The background and pillow backs are all Kona solids - white for the background, and Celestial, Grellow, Valentine and Robin Egg for the pillow backs.

Bar Quilts series quilt patterns by Penny Spool Quilts - pillows

Quilting designs

To complement the minimalist look of the quilt patterns I chose to do a 2" crosshatch on all of them. This pulls them all together, doesn't detract from the quilt pattern and works for all four of them despite the different quilt patterns.

Bar Code quilt pattern by penny spool quilts - pillow and throw  in multicolour on white

All four Bar Quilt patterns are available in the pattern shop.

Want to see more Bar Quilts? You can find them all here, or check out individual blog posts by clicking the links below:

Bar Code Square Throw

Bar Code Rectangular Throw - The Rainbow Version

Bar Code Variations

Bar Code Tester Quilts

Staccato Baby Quilt using Figo's Prickly Pear

Staccato Ombre Throw Quilt

Staccato Tester Quilts

Spinning Top Ombre Throw

Spinning Top Tester Quilts

Savanna Sunset Spinning Top Baby Quilt

Raise The Bar Baby Quilt using Figo's Savanna Sunset

Raise The Bar Ombre Throw

Raise The Bar Tester Quilts

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