Friday, November 28, 2014

a pillow for my brother

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
My youngest brother is a truck driver and he requested a pillow (or two?) for his truck. I didn't think any of the bright girly ones I had on hand were appropriate for him (hahahaha) but inspiration struck at just the right time. I had plenty of scraps leftover after finishing the mustard mishap quilt top, and since the scraps were still everywhere, I took the time to cut out some squares for a pillow. I basted it to some scrap batting and quilted it very simply. Super quick! 
I finished it with the envelope backing that I had made, but didn't use for this project. It was SO handy to have a pre-made back! I love how subtle it is, too. (There is a simple envelope backing tutorial here. It's my favorite way to finish a pillow.)
The pillow measures approximately 20" square. AND, it is scrap project #94/101.
 
Even though I made this for my brother, I kind of (really) want to keep it!!!! I love the simple, utilitarian feel that it has. I suppose I could just make another. Ha!  
 
Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

23 comments:

Darcy said...

Were these from a bundle? I know Purl had a chambray bundle at one point - I adore everything you've made with these fabrics!

Heather Graves said...

Love your pillow - the backing selection is perfect!

Geta Grama said...

Nice design and color palette for a man!

Zafira Vaxevanidou said...

Beautiful pillow, great for a gift!

Jennie said...

Love it, and loved that you used scraps from a scrap project! Your Mustard Mishap quilt was so cool - maybe he needs a quilt for his truck too?

Muddling Through said...

I don't blame you, I'd be tempted to keep it, too! Beautiful job, as always!

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Daytona Damsel said...

Love this pillow, would go great with the quilt.
Debbie

Jenny said...

ha! I love that it has a bit of mustard too.

Marle said...

I love this! It is so peaceful and harmonious.

Frederique said...

Beautiful pillow, and great choice of colors. ice gift for your son!
I'm running a fabric giveaway, would you like to enter?

Dominique said...

So simple and so nice! Great way to use scraps before putting them away!

Mara said...

Perfect for a boy or man :)

Carie said...

It's gorgeous, I can see why you're tempted to keep it!

suemac said...

That is one nice pillow. Very manly.

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

I loved it! it's a great idea for a men's gift

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I just love how your mustard quilt turned out. You seem to be doing a lot of that kind of improv lately! Is there a new book in the works??? :)

Your brother will love this manly pillow!

1stteacher said...

I like it too, simple and utilitarian as it is.

FlourishingPalms said...

I can picture it perfectly in the cab of a semi. It's just right. Thanks for the pillow finishing tutorial.

Suzanne said...

You are such a good sis!

Mari said...

Very nice pillow! Very masculine. Who wouldn't want to nap on that? :)

Tami D said...

I used your envelope back tutorial to finish up a quick Christmas pillow tonight. It was great! My first ever pillow! It was made with fabric left over from a project I did for my daughters dance troupe, so it will be donated to the fundraising raffle at their Holiday show. Finishing it was so which and easy, though, that I've got to make a few more!!

Chez Vies said...

your scrap buster project is really inspiring Amanda and it beautiful pillow :)