Vivika Hansen DeNegre loves leftovers, both the kind she finds in her refrigerator and the ones she discovers on her sewing table. I especially like taking those leftovers and crafting them into something new. This pillow design will allow you to do just that. The octagons are made with a variety of scrap prints while the background uses an assortment of leftover gray cottons. These bits combine to make a pillow top that feels contemporary yet scrappy and is a great vehicle for using up small amounts of extra fabric. They're a mighty fine treat for your couch or chair.
For 1 pillow Finished size 20"x20"
Triangle Templates A and B
Template plastic or cardboard
Assorted scraps of colorful prints, ½ yd. total
Assorted scraps of gray solids, 1/4 yd. total
Coordinating fabric for pillow back, 3/4 yd.
Muslin, 3/4 yd.
Binding fabric, 1/4 yd.
Pillow insert, 20"x20"
Originally published in Modern Patchwork Magazine Spring 2013