Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Hi friends! I recently received a bag FULL of amazing fabric and linen samples from my downstairs neighbor who owns a shop in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. These range from full on comforter samples, silk, velvet, cotton, you name it... it was in there.

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Each fabric sample measured around 6" x 10" and was the perfect size to run through my Sizzix die cutting machine to create a fun HST pillow. I grouped the fabrics into the different color ranges - this pillow was created using the grays and blacks. I have a stack of burgundy, coral, light pink and blues for some future pillows.

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

I will admit...cutting the fabric was the easiest, sewing the stretching half square triangles was very difficult. The different textures - some silk, some quilted fabrics proved to be quite the task. After piecing it all together and almost giving up around the ironing process I decided to just quilt the heck out of it!

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

I love the worn look of the pillow and it really reminds me of one of my favorite stores in Chicago - All Saints. Somewhat grungy with a wee bit of femininity with the worn floral cottons.

Would I make this pillow again...well I really do not care to, but I have already cut up all of the burgundy fabrics so it's fate. I know that I will love it once it is finished - just have to make sure it doesn't sit in my WIP pile till next fall.

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Modern Handcraft - Scraps // Half Square Triangle Pillow

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Nicole