Grumpy Cat Pillow

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Grumpy Cat Pillow

When Sarah and her husband bought a new house this winter, I knew I had to make her a Grumpy Cat pillow for her new and improved sewing room. It was a brutal winter and Grumpy Cat is the perfect spokescat for the Polar Vortex.

Grumpy Cat Pillow eye detail

This paper-pieced Grumpy Cat pattern is from Sew What Sherlock (who also made the adorable llama pattern. My version here). My only change was to use peach for the nose and mouth rather than black.

Grumpy Cat Pillow

I quilted the cream parts with cream thread and the teal parts with teal thread and left the eyes and ears alone (which you should also do with real cats!).

Pillow Backing

I backed it with this Lotta Jansdotter Mormor print. I love this print so much that I had to hoard another yard after using up this fat quarter!

Invisible Zipper

To finish off the pillow, I installed my first invisible zipper, thanks to a wonderful tutorial by Sew Katie Did.

I'm so glad I gave paper piecing a try last fall. It's such an easy way to follow a pattern precisely and make all seams and edges line up. I'm on the lookout for more adorable patterns (like this Totoro pattern) to turn into pillows.


  1. Wow that's perfect! Hahaha, love it!!

  2. Okay, that is all kinds of awesome. My mum just discovered the grumpy cat meme a couple of weeks ago and hilarity ensued. This is a real winner of a pillow!

  3. this is absolutely hillarious! i love it!


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