I wanted to find a way to use up those odd-shaped leftovers from the Comma, Pyramid, Hexagon quilt. You could utilize this method for any scraps produced from an equilateral triangle quilt.
This tutorial is improv-based, so feel free to play with your fabrics and don’t stress about wonkiness--that’s part of the fun! The block shown here will make a 15” unfinished square. Using 1/4” seams, it will fit a 14” pillow form.
All seams are 1/4” throughout. I like to press my seams open.
Take several triangle pieces and stitch the angled sides together with a 1/4” seam. Press
seams open. I made 10 rectangle units.
Trim these rectangles to 2” wide x 3.5” tall. Arrange them into a row and stitch them together. Set row aside.
Gather the trimmings from squaring up your quilt top. Stitch them together to form “kite” shapes.
Stitch a kite to a scrap on the angled edge. Cut the scrap 2” from the seamline.
Stitch 3 of these units together. Trim to make a strip 15” wide x 3” tall.
Pull 3 thin strips leftover from cutting the fat quarters for the quilt backing. Trim them to 15” wide x 1.5” tall. Arrange your strips as shown, stitch them together.
Your block should be 15” wide x 9” tall.
Pull 2 thick strips leftover from cutting the fat quarters for the quilt backing. Stitch strips to long sides of your block and trim the whole thing to 15” square.
Baste and quilt as desired. Use your favorite method to make a 14” pillow cover. If you made the lap-sized quilt, there would be enough leftovers to make several of these blocks for a wall-hanging or baby quilt.