My living room needed a good sprucing up, so I whipped up these quilted geometric throw pillows! I was inspired by the pillows Elizabeth Hartman made a few years ago. I made both of these pillow tops using half squared triangles (HST). Boy do I love a HST-- there are endless possibilities for patterns using these little guys. Sew Mamma Sew has a great tutorial for making 8 HST at a time, which speeds up the process tremendously!
I arranged the HSTs into a chevron print for this one.
Quilted Geometric Pillows
Finished Size: two 18" x 18" pillows Materials:
- 3/4 yard black fabric (I used Kona Black)
- 3/4 yard white fabric (I used Kona Snow)
- 3/4 yard back of pillow fabric (I recommend a canvas weight fabric)
- 3/4 yard white scrap fabric or muslin (this will be on the inside of the pillows)
- Two 18" x 18" pillow forms
- Two 20" zippers
- Two 20" x 20" pieces of batting (5/8 yard of 92" batting)
- Nine 9" x 9" black squares
- Nine 9" x 9" white squares
- Two 20" x 20" squares of muslin or white scrap fabric
- Two 20" x 20" squares of batting
- Two 20" x 20" squares of the back of pillow fabric
- Use the Sew Mama Sew tutorial to make 72 HST squares
- Trim the squares to 3.5" each
- Arrange the squares to your desired pattern (36 squares per pillow top-- 6 rows of 6)
- Piece together your two pillow tops using a 1/4" seam allowance
- Using the muslin or scrap fabric as the backing, layer and baste both pillow top panels
- Quilt both panels
- Trim excess batting and backing- finished pillow tops should be 18.5" squares
- Finish the pillows using this tutorial.
I arranged the HSTs into a flying geese pattern for this pillow.
Enjoy! Do you have a favorite HST pattern?