Patchwork cushions – triangle block variations

It seems like AGES ago I started my ‘in my own time’ mission to work my way through all 100 blocks in this book:

But I had a little moment in between commissions and thought I’d pick up and work on the next block in the book …. the ‘Streak O Lightning’ …

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Triangles, huh? I haven’t done a huge amount of triangles before, so it had an added bonus of being a fun way to expand my repertoire of blocks …. some, I guess, will eventually become quilts, some may not. But I thought that this one would be ideally suited to make up into  patchwork cushions, maybe with a little quilting …

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I like this pattern …. it really deceives the eye, so that it appears you’re looking at strips in a chevron pattern, not triangles ….

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and it madeup into a pretty cool cushion, too …. I do love the combination of old denim with the fresh floral vintage cotton …..

So, while I was playing with triangles, I thought I’d go off topic a little and make up another block …. this one isn’t in the book, but I couldn’t resist some Flying Geese ….

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Even though the dark olive of the recycled jeans picks up on the leaves in that vintage floral, I wasn’t, initially, convinced that is was right – I worried that it was too dark ….

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….. but the more I did, the more I liked …. on the back I’ve run a strip of the floral across, and those vintage pink buttons really go ‘pow’!

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and once it was quilted, and all plump and gorgeous with its cushion inside, I really fell for it 🙂

I was having so much fun at this point, that I thought ‘why not do another one’? Why not? So I did!

A star, this time …. very classic, and in pretty fresh pinks …. an outbreak of girly that the littlest nestling wholeheartedly approved.

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I loved the strip across the back in the previous cushion, so I did the same here ….

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Three buttons to finish this time! I love the green one in the middle ….

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so I put another little purple one in the middle ….

And then there were three patchwork cushions …. all looking very pretty in the sunshine 🙂

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But I think they would like a home of their own …. they’re sitting pretty in my Etsy shop now (or, of course, I could make one up especially for you, in your choice of colours or using a small selection of your own precious clothes – do get in touch!!)


3 responses to “Patchwork cushions – triangle block variations

  1. Great cushions! The denim chevron one is my fave.

  2. All three look great! But that olive and pink one is especially effective. Fabulous colour combo.

    Love that chevron pattern! I’m always on the lookout for ways to use half square triangles.

  3. Gorgeous pillows! I like the olive with the floral, although it probably wouldn’t have occurred to me as a combination.

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