HST Pillows

I just finished up those two Half-Square Triangle blocks yesterday.

HST Pillows

Most fabrics are by French General for Moda. Some are Parson Gray’s Curious Nature collection which I just love. I couldn’t identify the others. I got them from a scrap bag at a local shop. The beige is Kona cotton in Natural.

My step-parents are finishing up their living room renovations. And I’m doing some pillows for their two red leather chairs using those blocks for the front panel.

The design was inspired by this mini-quilt by Jolene at Blue Elephant Stitches. I just love all the negative space surrounding the HST. In mine, there is not as much negative space as I initially planned. I’m a bit limited by the chairs size. We figured out that a pillow 10″ x 10″ would be the best size. I didn’t find any pillow forms in those sizes, so I’ll have to make them my-self.

I’m still unsure how I’ll finish up the pillows. I’m planning to quilt both the front and top panel. But, should I bind them or put some piping? Should I make a zipper or envelope closure? Here are the two fabrics I’m planning to use for the back panel (grey) and the binding/piping (red). Both are also from La Petite École by French General.

La Petite Ecole by French General for Moda
I just love their texture. And I think they will look great in my stepparents newly renovated living room!

4 thoughts on “HST Pillows

  1. Dina

    Those are going to be beautiful. Post pics when you are done, right? I like an envelope closure, but then, I would really have to practice to get the nice zipper closures I've seen posted. If you do the envelope, make sure you have ample overlap (like 1/4 to 1/3 of the pillow) so there is no gaping.

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  2. Annabella

    Your blocks are stunning – I love HSTs (all that trimming is worth it in the end) and the fabrics you have chosen are perfect. I like an envelope closure too 🙂

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