Thursday 19 April 2012

HST 'Strawberry-summer' pillow - TNT Thursday

Half Square Triangles ~ first post!

While my HST 'thing' (now called the HST Mini Quilt) was pinned up on the wall for me to look at and decide what to do with it/how to finish it, I decided I would play with some of my scrappy-scraps and see what I could come up with.  I was simply experimenting with the size of HST's and with using white along with the patterned fabric to see what effects I could get from block placement.  I ended up making a cute little pillow with a 'square' look to it! 

I love red and white together and with the red strawberry flower fabric, gingham, flowers and dots, it reminded me of summer and Wimbledon so I'm calling this pillow 'Strawberry-summer'.  My points were so lovely - and nearly perfect - in my Ribbon Star block but for some reason they just didn't work out as well on this pillow.  I even pinned...  Oh well, nevermind - I will keep trying until I get it perfect EVERY TIME!  This is the second pillow I have made and I tried an over-lapping flap at the back for the pillow insert to go in which seemed to work out pretty cool!  Yay for me.   

Here are a few of the process photos from making the pillow.

I'll be linking my little pillow up to Canoe Ridge Creations Festival of Half Square Triangles linky party.  Be sure to check out the amazing things made with triangles!!!  I'm also linking up with Happy Quilting's TNT Thursday!

I'm linking my finish up here:
April Finishes 


Cherie said...

It's so cute! It's sewing we have to be realistic not perfect =D

Canadian Abroad said...

It's a very pretty cushion.

Myra said...

Oooh I really like it! I love red and you made it so pretty!

Elizabeth said...

Love it! A lot! I think that the strawberries in the corners are an especially nice touch and that looks like a great pillow to cuddle up with while reading a good book! Great finish! Thank you for linking up!

xo -E