Saturday, February 25, 2023

Vinta Inspired Hand Quilted Throw Pillow

A vinta is a traditional outrigger boat in the Philippines. They are made by people in the Sulu Archipelago, Zamboanga peninsula, and southern Mindanao. A vinta is usually made with colorful sails. I took the photo below in Mindanao. 

I've always been drawn to the sea because my ancestors were involved in maritime work and traveled the world to reach the Philippines. I was inspired to make the vinta designed hand quilted throw pillow from a photo by Mohd Sarj (more about it here). 

Here's a step-by-step video on how I made it -

The materials I used:

various pink printed fabric

white with tiny prints fabric

dark brown fabric for the base of the vinta

plain pink fabric for binding


backing fabric

fabric for the back part of the pillow

thread and needle

lots of pins and clips