Hawaiian Flag Pillow by HawkFan

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-07-27T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-08-07T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

When I told my oldest son about the pillow covers I was making his sister, he dropped a big hint that he'd like a (single) pillow. He graduated and has a good job so plans to buy a "nice" couch. His graduation gift was a trip to Hawaii to visit family so I told him I'd make him a Hawaiian flag pillow. The Union Jack portion of the flag was paper-pieced using a pattern from Soma Acharya (link to her Craftsy pattern below). 

August 7, 2014 Finished and ready to mail to him! Used +Caribousmom 's tutorial for the zipper. Many thanks Wendy for posting that. So many of us have benefited from it!

Pictures

Back of the finished pillow
Pillow front sandwiched for quilting

Loves

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Comments

True

You are just a pillow making Mama!! Love his as well...love most that he wanted one:-)

HawkFan

True I have at least one more to make smile - I plan to do the same pillow for my other son. It was neat that he asked for one.

Terryt1955

What a great pillow for a guy! Now he should get a red couch!

HawkFan

Thanks Terryt1955 Somehow I don't see him with a red couch. He's like his dad - not at all "flashy".

Whatthebobbin

What a sweet pillow! I love the turtles on the back too. Nice touch!

True

I love the back...gorgeous fabrics and what a lucky young man!!!

Strandkorbtraum

I want a pillow making Mama too ... can I borrow you? ... I'm voting for a grey couch, best with a weave in slightly different shades/hues - looks good and you can hide all sorts of mishaps ... and it goes with any and all colours ...

Skynme

Gorgeous!!! Its nice that he wanted something special from you as well. What a sweet guy!

HawkFan

Thanks True Whatthebobbin - I ordered those fabrics specially for the pillow and was really happy with them when they arrived.

HawkFan

Strandkorbtraum -haha Leo, sorry but I'm a very busy pillow making Mama. Next up is a set of pillow covers for my goddaughter. I can see my son picking a grey couch.

HawkFan

Skynme Thanks Erica. He kind of surprised me when he asked. He is a sweet kid.

Caribousmom

Super cool, Audrey!!! Love it!

HawkFan

Caribousmom Thanks Wendy smile - I used your zipper tutorial - many thanks for making it available

HawkFan

Caribousmom I updated my project description to include the link to your tutorial. I meant to do it earlier but spaced it off

Caribousmom

HawkFan thanks, Audrey :)

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