Monday, January 12, 2015

Bright and Bold

Bright and Bold in Bleak January

It is dark, rainy, icy and cold here today

I have found a way to brighten up a dark and dreary day in January....

Here's my formula:

1.  Make a cup of white chocolate mint coffee, and add the warm and foamy milk to make it a latte.

2. Pull out Bright and Bold colored fabrics to make a pillow.

3. Print out,  color code , and cut out the pattern pieces for the Triangle Block Pillow.

4.  Sew up  the nine blocks , using paper piecing foundation for each block.

5.  Put the  9 blocks together, and add a pillow back .

A bright and bold Triangle Pillow   by Susie's Sunroom
    Design by Janeen , from Paper Piecing 1/4" digital magazine issue 4

6.  Enjoy looking at my  bright and bold Triangle Pillow... that can warm up a  soggy and bleak day!

Here are the Triangle Block Pillow   details:

Pattern-          Triangle Pillow               designed by Janeen at Quilt Art Designs

                       Pattern  here  at  QAD Publishing  in Issue 4  (Jan -Mar 2015)

                { this issue has a dozen paper pieced patterns to create so many artistic and  fun  projects)

Pillow :      9  Triangle blocks made a 15 inch  square cover  (unfinished)

                I added 1 inch sashing to all four sides and made a back cover (16 in x 16 in)
                Pillow insert-  16 inch sq pillow form

Blocks up close

Go ahead  and grab your sunglasses.... I'll wait for you!

This would make an awesome wallhanging, too!!

See the  border  fabric- black with brightly  colored mini hearts

                  The back - a 16 in square pillow cover , with a covered zipper 
                                 (free tutorial by Amy Made That!   here )

I love seeing the triangles all plumped up!

Now, what could be better than this??

Well.... maybe I could be  looking at my Bright and Bold Triangles pillow, while sitting on a beach chair,   with my toes buried in some sand and warm water....

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:  Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways  and
                    Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts

Pattern provided by QAD Publishing


  1. I think you have found the perfect remedy for a dark and dreary January day!!! You have so many varied projects from your soft Japanese blocks to your sweet appliqu├ęd holiday scenes to bold geometrics!!! I love the fun back as much as the front and they really do compliment each other!!!

  2. Hahahahaha... Susie that is brilliant! I love your sense of humor! Well, you are very clever to discover the perfect formula for beating the dreary days. Such a great pillow! Just like Gina, I love the way you did the back too. Thank you for sharing the links to Janeen's patterns. Now, about this white chocolate mint latte....

  3. Bright and beautiful- you chose a perfect color palette. I love how you mixed prints with solids. The pattern is very interesting. great job - makes you want to make one!

  4. White chocolate mint coffee sounds great! Your cushion is super cool!


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