Friday, November 18, 2011

finish it up Friday, week 4

Welcome to week 4 of finish it up Friday! I hope you all have been busy finishing. I know I've been plugging away and it's so fun to celebrate the finishes (big and small) before going to the next item on the list. I'm still trying to figure out why on earth my list is so long?
This week my finish is this fun little pillow cover. It measures 20" square and you can find the tutorial for piecing the triangles here. This is a great scrap project to use up those teeny tiny strips! And as a bonus, the finished pillow looks mighty fine on my couch. It's bright and sassy. Just like I like it. :)

How about you? Do you have a finish from the past week to link up? If you do, I'd love to have you play along. Please link to a specific post and then go ahead and visit a few other finishes so we can all cheer each other on! Happy Friday!

72 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So happy to see you back Amanda Jean. And I love seeing the posts for Finish it up Friday. Such a fun linky party. Thanks!

Sara said...

just as cute as a button!!

QuiltinMama said...

I'm so glad you're back...love the pillow, too!

Francis Paul said...

sigh.... what a beauty! :-)

randi said...

what a cute pillow. i just love it! scrappy projects are so fun and colorful!

Lex said...

That pillow is very cute! do you use small triangles as foundation pieces?

Sarah Craig said...

What a gorgeous pillow! Love the little tiny strips in each triangle - and you're right - it's very sassy!!

susiloci said...

Un cojín precioso, que colorido tan bonito!!!!!

Luisa said...

Beautiful pillow love all the fun colors :)

Terriaw said...

Fabulous, adorable pillow cover! I was excited you shared that tutorial because I was looking for more ways to use my snippets. Can't wait to make this too!

A Plain Path said...

Love this!! Tried to pin it, but the app is messing up. Grrr! Will try later. Fun pillow!

Terri said...

I love those little strippy triangles. This pillow is a great setting for them.

pratima said...

Very cute and happy pillow, Amanda :-)

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Awesome pillow! I love how it turned out! Thanks for the link party! So fun. I love that you've added the thumbnail pics with each link. So colorful!

thea said...

No finishes, but what a beautiful pillow.

Mishka said...

Wow, turned out fabulous.

Elaine M said...

Wonderful pillow!

Christine L said...

Your Finish it up Fridays give me great inspiration! I love all the links to everyone's accomplishments! Thanks for putting it on :)

bethanndodd said...

Wow! That is the kind of pillow that will make other quilters jealous...beautiful!!! I am all linked up. Thank for hosting...it's so great to have you back! Oh, I love your new header too, very cute! Smiles~Beth

Svetlana said...

Gorgeous pillow! I have to give it a try, that is, after I finish at least some of the already started projects. Thank you for link-up.

Kara said...

Holy stinkin' canoli! GOOD JOB!!! :D

beth said...

You have such pretty scraps! ;)

Annalia said...

WHOA! It's the most beautiful, amazing thing EVER! I just love it!

Katherine said...

Squeal! I LOVE that pillow! It's perfectly gorgeous. Yum!

carol said...

That pillow looks like it would be right up my alley! Colorful and fun! I think I will add it to my list!

diplofam said...

Love the new header!! Sorry no finishes here--actually no starts either....maybe next week!

Fran said...

Love that blog entry, and all the additions!

Becky said...

Goodness, I always have way too many WIP's! It's terrible, really. A sickness, I suppose. But I have to so many ideas and so little time. However, tonight is another Friday Night Sew-in, and I plan to complete another project or two.

Venus de Hilo said...

Adorable pillow! Looks like a good way to use up some of the strip-scraps overflowing their drawer...

This week I put the final touches on a pieced/quilted jacket for my mom, that I've been working on since early summer (off and on). I'm ready to get back to flat quilt projects!

seaschell said...

No finishes for me this week, but several starts! Love the scrappy pillow... it's been on my list since your last post about it.

Erin M. said...

Great looking pillow. I think I remember it from a previous blog entry. Keep up the good working finishing projects. You're rewarded with a great looking pillow for your couch.

Michelle said...

I love your pillow -- all of those pieced triangles are just spectacular. Thanks for linking to the directions. I really want to give it a try!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That's a gorgeous cushion! Such small pieces! Love all the colours and it has a nice summery feel (just what I need today!!)

Kirsty said...

Very cool! Love the way the directions of the triangles give it such texture. And great tutorial too. Well done and thank you.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Beautiful pillow.
Thanks for hosting Finish Up Friday. It's a great motivator.

Rene' said...

What a fun pillow!!! I really like what you've done with your blog - adding just a touch of color to your header and sharing your lovely smile!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Amanda Jean I just love that pillow! Well done! One of these Fridays I will "finish" the 36 patch quilt from your quilt along! I changed over from novel ideas on typepad to DukeSaysSewWhat on blogger. Congrats on your book also!

Kate said...

beautiful pillow!!! I am constantly getting blog/project envy after I see your stuff. :)

Mary said...

Thanks for hosting the finishes. This is certainly motivating me to FINISH!

Clair said...

I think I need to have a start it up Saturday. The quilt I want to be done by mid December is still not started.

Jill said...

I love your pillow! I need to get on the ball and make a few new ones around here.

Two Wednesdays said...

So glad to see you back - I love that pillow - I desperatelt need to make lots of scraps so I can have one in my future too.
In the meantime I am determined to make serious progress on my christmas tree skirt (I'd say finish, but am toying with the idea of hand quilting it)> Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Rosa said...

Your pillow is stunning,I love it.

Shawn said...

Another amazing finish for you Amanda, I love your pillow! I tried to leave a comment on your last post but it didn't work,poo. I love your daughter's design, your new header and pic too!! Oh great new linky link with pics. You motivate me..

kpaints said...

That is just the cutest pillow..lots of work...adorable!!

unfinishedquilts said...

So happy to see you back! Might have to add that tutorial to the list for after Christmas, just love it!

Thimbleanna said...

That's adorable CrazyMom! I love the pretty, bright colors!

Sandra said...

What a great way to use up little scraps! Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog, it is by far my favourite, you really do inspire and encourage everyone, Thanks

Miss Pixie said...

This is stunning! I need to make one :)

Katy
x

Kiera said...

That looks amazing! Very, very nice job!

Peg said...

What a great little pillow! Sorry to say I only got 'starts' started this week, no finishes!

Shauna said...

Love it! You're right it is bright and sassy.

etta said...

That looks great! I've been itching to get back behind my sewing machine for about a week now. My new baby isn't making it easy, but I'm determined to find a way!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

That pillow is sooo beautiful! My scrap stash doesn't have as much variety or depth, yet, I don't think, to pull this off. So I'll just admire yours for now. :)

quirky granola girl said...

look at you with your cute new blog header and your super cute profile photo. i think about finishing things for your friday link up, but i dilly dally too much.

Keren Duchan said...

I love this pillow. Great work! I don't even want to think how hard it was to match all those corners!

Lisa H. said...

This pillow makes me smile. Thanks for posting!

Stephanie in Australia said...

You have a long list because you are a creative genius! I love your blog, love your work. Don't worry about the list, you will get there.
Stephanie

rc cars said...

Snowballs and nine-patches make such a fun combination! your piecework is spectacular and the quilting complements it very well. thanks for showing it to us!

Suzanne said...

Yay! It's so cheery which I bet is really helpful on the wintery days or any day for that matter!

car54 said...

I made a pillow and small quilt from your tutorial in fall colors--browns, golds and rusts...and it turned out really pretty-it was a lot of fun!

maxocum said...

To call off the dogs

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cool and colorful header! Oh, and I like the pillow too. :)

Anonymous said...

I love your charming pillow. Something about your fabric choices makes it glow! Thanks for sharing.
Lisa
Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

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Fran said...

What a gorgeous pillow! And love the new blog look, fantastic!

Very Lazy Daisy said...

I adore triangle strings!!

daisy of Lazy Daisy Quilts

Katie said...

I like very much.Thanks for posting.
Very nice pillow.

Beach Pillow

Rachael Rabbit said...

This is so cute - did you put arrange/plan the colors together at all - or did you simply use what scraps you had?

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Colorful pillow covers look so beautiful.Thanx to share with us this great blog.

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