Apr 2, 2010

::Manly Pillow::

Sew & Tell Friday












Today's finish is a gift for a special friend who turns 50 (! I'm next) on Sunday. I've known S. since we were in 2nd grade & we even graduated from college together. He has a wonderful brownstone in Chicago, decorated in a kind of art deco style. I am hoping this pillow will go.

The Asian fabrics are sashed with navy blue and should pick up the dark reds in his living room. My LQS has an entire queen-sized quilt in this style (sans the different size squares) and is so stunning. (Sorry for the shadowing photo--I had to get it in the mail that day!)

I pieced this with scraps and then quilted it onto a thin, fusible batting--turned out to be a great base for the cover--not too fluffy. The fusible helped it stay in place during quilting, too. I'll probably make him a second one--DH would like one, too. Must be manly enough :)

Best wishes for a Happy Easter/Passover this week. We are enjoying fabulous summer spring time weather in NW Iowa! For more great finishes, go to amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday--just click on the button in the sidebar.

12 comments:

Busy Little Quilter said...

The pillow is beautiful! I know your friend will love it.

I love fusible batting for small projects.

Have a great weekend.

nima said...

wow...gorgeous pillow.

visitng you from sew & tell

Maevy said...

Beautiful pillow, I love the clean, simple lines, and the fabric is stunning!

ktquilts said...

Great finish! Way to think of someone else's style, and be generous!

Blessings,

KT

Sew It UP! said...

Wow this is so gorgeous! The shadows give it more of a mystery feel. He is going to love it!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love the sashing, for whatever reason I think the darker sashing makes it much more masculine. Nice work.

Kristen said...

What a beautiful "Manly" pillow! These fabric I bet are perfect!

Catherine said...

Really like the combination of the navy blue with the brown asian prints and I can imagine a whole quilt would look stunning!

Dee said...

My mouth formed a little "0" and my first thought was "ooooh!"

Super cool pillow for what sounds like a super friend!

Happy Early Birthday!

Karen said...

Wonderful gift. Its funny what our men folk like isn't it?

beth said...

Lovely pillow! What a great gift!

Rene' said...

Kolleen, what a wonderful birthday present. I am sure your friend will love this pillow! Very cool. Thanks for sharing!