pinterest challenge / michelle patterns...


Michelle and Bryanne at Michelle Patterns are hosting a sewing challenge this week and asked if I'd like to work on a project to share with you. The challenge involves choosing a sewing related project that I've pinned on Pinterest and creating it. Below, I've posted the pin that inspired me as well as photos of my project. If you'd like to join in, head over here for more details.  There's also a great giveaway that participants can enter so now's the time sew something you've spotted on Pinterest and loved!

Other bloggers sharing projects: Anna @Urban Stitches, Patrice @Pink Patrice Boutique Tara @Sew Tara, and Alli @B.Yazoo Michelle @Michelle Patterns

Ok, so on to my 'pin' and project. I'm on a triangle kick at the moment, which may have started by some of the awesome triangle print fabrics floating around like this one and this one. I wanted a throw pillow for my new Ikea chair so that's what I decided to make, based on these awesome pillows I pinned.

My Pinterest inspiration by ara jane of you know what i love? ...

Source: via Vanessa / lbgstudio on Pinterest

My pillow...

I chose my color scheme from fabric I used to make another throw pillow for the sofa and used Kona solids. I laid out my 16 blocks randomly {sorta wishing now I'd had a plan but oh well} and did a solid colored envelope back in case I got tired of triangles ;)  The pillow form I used is 16" by 16" and is nice and full. . .think I got it at Joann's.  I used the method below to create my blocks. Super easy. Once I had my pillow top complete, I basted it to batting and muslin and did simple straight line quilting. 1/4" seams throughout the project.


  1. I love it! I am inspired to make one too!!

  2. Your pillow is fantastic! And I'm totally jealous of your pretty chair. :D

  3. oh, i love it! your colors are fantastic. and aren't half square triangles the best?