Friday, November 22, 2019

Bonus Triangles

I just can't get enough of this Liberty lawn and Smoky shot cotton combo.  My Liberty Love quilt spawned a ton of bonus triangles so while I was on a roll I went ahead and made matching pillows.

I marked the diagonal lines for the hearts since I was worried about their accuracy but I used my cheater method for the bonus triangles since I trim those down to size.

Of course I start second guessing myself when I actually have to trim them.

The great thing about HSTs is there are so many ways you can arrange them.  I had enough for two pillows but I wanted them to be different.  For the first one I did a radiating design.  I kept the quilting simple and just echo stitched each diamond.

On the second I did an X pattern and enhanced the solid portions with quilted lines.

And now my foyer is filled with love!

Sharing more love with this week's Brag About Your Beauties Pageant by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty.

Pillow Stats:
Finished pillows are 18" x 18"
Fabrics: Assorted Tana Lawns from the Westwood Acres Liberty Club, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton in Smokey.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Grey Blue (1248).


  1. Oh my, love this look. I have some Liberty fabric that a friend picked up for me while in London. I can't bear to use it, but I'm going to keep these ideas in mind. What a lovely sight in your foyer for you to enjoy!

  2. Beautiful! I'm especially fond of the radiating design. OK, you have to elaborate on your cheater approach for HSTs. My method is much more pedestrian; it just involves a strip of washi tape. : )

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