Geometric Pillows

My living room needed a good sprucing up, so I whipped up these quilted geometric throw pillows! I was inspired by the pillows Elizabeth Hartman made a few years ago.

I made both of these pillow tops using half squared triangles (HST). Boy do I love a HST– there are endless possibilities for patterns using these little guys. Sew Mamma Sew has a great tutorial for making 8 HST at a time, which speeds up the process tremendously!

Chevron Pillow

I arranged the HSTs into a chevron print for this one.

Quilted Geometric Pillows

Finished Size: two 18″ x 18″ pillows


  • 3/4 yard black fabric (I used Kona Black)
  • 3/4 yard white fabric (I used Kona Snow)
  • 3/4 yard back of pillow fabric (I recommend a canvas weight fabric)
  • 3/4 yard white scrap fabric or muslin (this will be on the inside of the pillows)
  • Two 18″ x 18″ pillow forms
  • Two 20″ zippers
  • Two 20″ x 20″ pieces of batting (5/8 yard of 92″ batting)


  • Nine 9″ x 9″ black squares
  • Nine 9″ x 9″ white squares
  • Two 20″ x 20″ squares of muslin or white scrap fabric
  • Two 20″ x 20″ squares of batting
  • Two 20″ x 20″ squares of the back of pillow fabric


  • Use the Sew Mama Sew tutorial to make 72 HST squares
  • Trim the squares to 3.5″ each
  • Arrange the squares to your desired pattern (36 squares per pillow top– 6 rows of 6)
  • Piece together your two pillow tops using a 1/4″ seam allowance
  • Using the muslin or scrap fabric as the backing, layer and baste both pillow top panels
  • Quilt both panels
  • Trim excess batting and backing- finished pillow tops should be 18.5″ squares
  • Finish the pillows using Katy’s great tutorial at I’m a Ginger Monkey
Flying Geese Pillow

I arranged the HSTs into a flying geese pattern for this pillow.

Enjoy! Do you have a favorite HST pattern?