Friday, October 05, 2012

finish it up Friday 10/5/12

Welcome to finish it up Friday! If it weren't for this linky party there is no way I'd be done with this project this soon. Just another reason to love this community of bloggers that I'm a part of. :)
SO...I finished my boy's huge pillow cover. It's 36" square. The cover fits per-fect-ly! I talked about the quilting in this post. It is finished with a zipper closure. Is it scary that I just happened to have a super long one in my zipper stash to finish it off? I think it might be a little telling of the amount of supplies that I squirrel away. Oy. But...it did save me a bunch of running around to try to find one. So there IS that...
This was my first time adding zipper tabs into a project and it went swimmingly. I tried to look at a few tutorials on-line, but they weren't loading fast enough (impatient much?) so I used a little common sense and kinda made it up. It worked, so I'm happy!

My son really likes his pillow. We all do, actually. It's ginormous, ridiculous and fun! The grey and orange are so his colors. (It's unusual that his outfit doesn't match his pillow. I'm telling you.) So there it is. A happy finish.
(My goodness, does he look like a pre-teen or what??? When did that happen?) 

How about you? Do you have a finish to share? If so, please link up here. Please remember to link to a specific post. Thanks for playing along as we finish up our UFOs and WIPs!

Happy Friday to you!

45 comments:

Charlotte said...

it IS ginormous!!! And also really cool!

Jamie Lee said...

The pillow looks great! I love the colors, especially the orange. Way to go on the zipper. They scare me!

April said...

I love your pillow! The size is perfect for kids.

Dedra C said...

hi amanda jean,

i want to make these pillows for my kids for christmas. i've made pillows before, but i always buy pillow forms to put inside. can you take a guess on how much of that batting went inside? i'm going to have to buy it because i don't have it lying around. (sadly)

thank you!

Helby said...

I LOVE this!!!

Heather D. said...

Your huge pillow is awesome! My kids would love some of those I'm sure. :)

Jodie said...

Great look. My son's birthday is next month and he would love this and the colors. Did you buy a pillow form or did you poly stuff it? Thanks for the info.

Jodie said...

sorry just looked at your link before with the other link and got the info. thanks,Jodie

Laura C said...

I love the orange and grey and the orange peel/dogwood quilting. You have done some awesome orange projects!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It is gorgeous and looks so comfy!! Adore the colours you used and the quilting. Good job with the zip :)

Fankle said...

Really like these colours together. You're a source of inspiration, as always :)

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

That's a great pillow! I love your son's paracord bracelet, too. My son used to make them to sell at school craft shows.

Terriaw said...

Great finish! I love the colors and quilting on this pillow. My husband still really loves his floor pillow, btw, for which you made the pillow form.

I've been working on bedding for a set of doll furniture for my stepsister's daughter, but I don't have pictures of my progress. So far, I've finished the mattress, bedskirt, pillows and pillowcases. Next up, sheets and a quilt. Fun to be sewing!

Kandi said...

It's beautiful thanks for sharing, I love your FMQ pattern and with the colours you used I felt a nod to Orla Kiely. Beautiful x

amandajean said...

Dedra,

I used a lot of batting to fill the pillow. No idea of the yardage. You might be better off using poly fiber fill?

AJ

Natalie J said...

I love it! The colors are great and the size is totally up my alley. ;)

tara said...

Great colors! I think I will have to make my girls a few a of these

Nat at Made in Home said...

The pillowlooks great, I love the dimensions!

Julie said...

I bet my kids would love something like that.

Needle little Balance said...

Looks very comfortable!

For those who don´t want to make the pillow form- I bought one floor cushion from Ikea with this dimension two years ago. I don´t remember the price-only that it was cheaper than that much poly batting. Maybe Ikea still carries those forms.

katie z. said...

The pillow looks great!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Eek, he IS getting too big! That pillow is fabulous with all its orangey-ness. In the close-up, do you have a clue what the orange fabric is below the grey text? It's so cool! And I keep meaning to tell you that I am totally in love with Connecting Threads new line--the one with the raindrops. SO cool. Although maybe it's because I'm craving rain SO much!

sallgood said...

Super cute and I love the quilting!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Great cushion - the quilting on it is fantastic! Best part of course though is that it looks like it's very loved! :)

Maja said...

Love the pillow!
The bigger the better to and it sure looks like he likes it!!!
So good of you to start the "Finishing it up Friday" again, so fun to se everybodys work!
Hug!

AlyceB said...

Ooh, 36"! What a lovely big size! Just perfect for your pre-teen :)

Lisa said...

Awesome! Noticing how the lines are all perfectly straight (even the rows of dots, and words!) What did you use for a pillow-form, or stuffing? I'm having a hard time finding large pillow forms. Just remembered maybe you made your own... will go check. ;)

Mama Pea said...

I love this pillow! I love the colors, the size, the wonderful zipper. What a great thing!

Josie McRazie said...

How fun! Does it really stop them from growing if we put books on their heads? Because I too have a fewnthat are jet growing way to fast!

Teresa said...

Congrats on the fabulous finish! Your zipper looks so professional with the zipper tabs! I've never tried that, but you have given me a little courage to do just that!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

LimeRiot said...

I absolutely love the colors you chose!! Perfect for a boy but also perfect for my couch :).

Suzanne said...

My kiddo would be green with envy over that pillow. He loves his bean bag to pieces and that would be even better.

When you stuffed it, did you wad up the batting or make a princess and the pea pile and the wedge layers into the pillow form? Does that makes sense?

Thanks for the constant encouragement even if I can't sew right now myself.

Rene' said...

Fun pillow! It's obvious that your son loves it, and yes he does look like a pre-teen ;-)

Amanda said...

I love the colors!

jesicaush said...

I received a copy of your book today. I just LOVE IT!!!

sulu-design said...

Oh, it is so, so fabulous! I love the fabrics, love the quilting, and love how much your son is clearly enjoying it.

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James said...

Hi,
Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Quilting Community? Our members will love it!
Members include: Quilters, Quilting Enthusiasts, Experts, Bees, Circles and Clubs.
It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also share Photos, Videos and Articles if you like.
Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.
Please feel free to share as often and as much as you like.
The Quilting Community: http://www.vorts.com/quilting/
I hope you consider sharing with us.
Thank you,
James Kaufman, Editor

James said...

Hi,
Will you please post a link to your Blog at The Quilting Community? Our members will love it!
Members include: Quilters, Quilting Enthusiasts, Experts, Bees, Circles and Clubs.
It's easy to do, just cut and paste the link and it automatically links back to your website. You can also share Photos, Videos and Articles if you like.
Email me if you need any help or would like me to do it for you.
Please feel free to share as often and as much as you like.
The Quilting Community: http://www.vorts.com/quilting/
I hope you consider sharing with us.
Thank you,
James Kaufman, Editor

Anthony & Sharon said...

I know I missed the link-up, but wanted to share my "sunshine" quilt with you. It was my first ever quilt and I finished it back in July but didn't get it sent off to my friend in China until September.

http://www.anthonyandsharon.blogspot.com/

Since its Friday again, I thought I'd share! A pillow sham I made for my daughter's quilt is at the bottom of the post too. Happy Friday!

Anthony & Sharon said...

...sorry, here's the direct link to the post...

http://www.anthonyandsharon.blogspot.com/2012/10/what-really-mattered-about-september.html

Chase said...

This big pillow looks so comfortable!! The Oranges, grays, yellows are alike to the Fall colors.. Thank you for sharing~

bnd said...

Wonderful!

bdaiss said...

Oooo! This is amazing - I think I need one for every person in my family. Very awesome. (PS - Vanessa sent me.)

Jessica said...

I bought two huge pillows at Marshalls (26" square) on sale as soon as I saw this post, and today's the day I'll finally start the project. Had a question about the zipper-- do you piece it in between the two squares, or along one edge of a long rectangle? does the 3/4" it takes get added into the total pillow measurement or added on top? Hope that makes sense, thanks for your help.
(and happy new year, btw~~)