This is the second in our series of 3 modern patchwork cushions featuring 3 ways to use 60 degree triangles to play with patterns in your home.
You will need…
See our Modern Arrows Pathwork Cushion for the fabric requirements for the set of three cushions.
If you’re just making this cushion, you’ll need roughly a third of the total requirements but you may need to do a little quilt maths before you go fabric shopping!
- Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
- RST = right sides together.
- WOF = width of fabric.
- WST = wrong sides together.
Rectangle cushion: finished size
24½in x 15in approx
From the white fabric cut three (3) 3½in x WOF strips. Subcut to give thirty (30) 3½in 60-degree triangles.
From each of nine (9) different print fabrics cut five (5) 3½in 60-degree triangles.
From the cushion back fabric cut two (2) 16½in x 15½in rectangles.
From the binding fabric cut three (3) 2½in x WOF strips.
Making the cushion
Arrange the white and print fabric triangles into five rows of fifteen triangles each. experimenting with different print placements and rotating alternate triangles by 180 degrees so that the triangles tessellate.
Repeat steps 6–12 from the Modern Arrows Patchwork Cushion tutorial to make the cushion top, this time trimming to 25in x 151⁄2in square.
Layer the cushion top with the 25in x 151⁄2in batting rectangle and then repeat step 13 from the Modern Arrows Patchwork Cushion tutorial to quilt and bind the cushion.
Repeat step 14 from the Modern Arrows Patchwork Cushion tutorial with the 151⁄2in x 161⁄2in rectangles, this time neatening one short edge of each piece.
Place the quilted cushion front right side down with the 151⁄2in edges top and bottom. Repeat steps 15–17 from the Modern Arrows Patchwork Cushion tutorial to complete the cushion.
Complete the Supernova cushion set!
If you like the look of making this traingle-tastic patchwork cushion? Why not make a small cushion and large hexagon cushion to match?
- Find the Modern Arrows Patchwork Cushion tutorial to match here
- Make the large hexagon cushion here.