It's a Guy Thing... Violette Triangle Pillow

Good morning and welcome to my stop on the "It's a Guy Thing" blog hop, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. The challenge for this hop was to create something for your guy, tomboy or in manly-man colours.

If you've read my blog for a while, you'll know of my never ending efforts to keep my decorative couch cushions un-smooshed. My family have an ability to turn a lovely square cushion into a misshapen blob, in the blink of an eye.

I thought about this for a while and decided to make a cushion for my husband that he could sit on and smoosh to his heart's content. I asked him what his favourite basic shape was and he told me a triangle, so with a plan in mind, I got to work.

I decided to make an equilateral triangle pillow for him. I used the Crafters Edge Crossover II machine to cut out my triangles. At the same time, I cut the circles for the Coins Coaster project which I shared here last week. I love when I can work two projects at once.

The fabric is called Violette by Amy Butler and I used mainly the blue/green and orange prints from the layer cake. After the triangle panel was all sewn together, I layered a piece of batting and then quilted 1/4" alongside each seam.

I had a half yard of a coordinating print from this range, so used that for the back (with a zip!!!!).

My husband is currently flying back from Japan as I type and then he'll spend the next 14 days in home quarantine. He'll spend that time in our spare room, so I'll leave his new cushion in there for him to lean on, sit on, and generally smoosh and misshape as much as he wants... and I'll try not to get annoyed. Hah!

For all of the participants in the "It's a Guy Thing" blog hop follow along with Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. Today's participants are listed below, so let's go and see what they've all made for their guys.


Creatin' in the Sticks


Storied Quilts


Quilted Delights


Samelia's Mum


Vroomans Quilts


Karen's Korner




37 comments

  1. I love the triangles and the fabric chosen for this project... & so will hubby.
    Smooch away...xox

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  2. A perfect triangle pillow for your husband to smush!

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  3. What a great cushion I love the fabrics and the design well done as always

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  4. The colour palette and the classic triangle shape make this the perfect guy project! I hope 14days of quarantine goes well for your husband!

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  5. I really like the simplicity of this design which is brought alive by the fabulous prints. x

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  6. It’s a great cushion and looks nice and squishy. I’m sure it will get lots of use over the next couple of weeks.

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  7. Beautiful pillow and you're so nice to make your husband one for smushing!

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  8. Love the triangle cushion, I'm sure your hubby will love it ♥.I just finished a curvy log cabin runner using the Violette fabric -- the fabric is beautiful!

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  9. This pillow is gorgeous and I love the fabric choices! I've used the equilateral triangles in a quilt, but they look amazing in a pillow. Add that to my list of things to make! Those CE dies make things so much easier for sure. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty and hopping with us!

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  10. Love the triangles and the quilting! Beautiful pillow!

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  11. Lovely pillow, Anorina! Using those fabrics for 2 projects and cutting both at the same time is genius (and practical). I bet your husband will enjoy that pillow!

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  12. This is a GREAT one!! and he will know you are thinking of him while in quarantine. ( what a pain sigh) Beautiful colors too!

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  13. I love this. It is bright and happy. I love how you made it with triangles. I know he will love it. It is from you. Hope all goes well with his quarantine.

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  14. Beautiful cushion, perfect for all the smooshing anyone could want. LOL!! I love those dies. It makes stitching them together so easy when you know just where to line them up. Happy quarantine to your hubby.

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  15. I have the equilateral triangle dies and I love what you did with them. Adding this idea to my never ending list of projects I want to do. Great job!

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  16. I love the fabrics you chose for your cushion. While most guys would want something more drab, I love those bright colors and I am sure your husband does too. The triangle looks great too.

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  17. A fabulous cushion for hubby to smooch! Back looks great too with its zipper!

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  18. Love your pillow. It would be I that makes mush out of throw pillows.

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  19. Great cushion! I don't think I have ever had one smooshed before.

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  20. What a great welcome home to quarantine present. So full of love and UNDERSTANDING about squishing.

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  21. A thoughful gift for your husband, my husband also tends to smoosh the pillows down into the couch, we've rediscovered 3 in there before! I hope he had a nice time in Japan, what a neat place to get to visit!

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  22. This is such an attractive pillow! Love the triangle shape and the colors. Lucky you to have a fast way to cut out all the pieces. You didn't mention the pillow size, but it looks fairly small - yes? Sorry to know he had to travel for work, and now has to quarantine. When will the tedium of this virus end?!

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  23. That quilt is way to pretty to sit on, Anorina!! Great job. I love how you quilted the triangles!

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  24. Something lovely to brighten hub's quarantine time.

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  25. I love the bright colors of this pillow!

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  26. Such a fun pillow. Love your design!

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  27. Love it and the backing is PERFECT!

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  28. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. What a nice new cushion for your husband, Anorina!

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  30. Such a cute Smooshy new pillow! My pillows get used and abused and smooshed, too, but I wash the case and it turns out ok, I guess. Pillows, especially the ones that we hand sew, are fun!

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  31. What a cute pillow and perfect for smooshing. What fun he's going to have!

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  32. lovely pillow and just saw your picture of the couch with lots of pillows too, NOT too many pillows at all! LOL

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  33. Great looking pillow! Doesn't that triangle die make cutting and sewing them so easy?

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  34. Anorina that is just the sweetest thing to do to make your hubby’s quarantine more comfortable. Bet he was thrilled to have a cushion he can smoosh to his heart’s content. 😉

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  36. Very cool cushion! Love the colors and the design! xx

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