To go with the Japanese Quilt that I made for my stepson last Christmas, I made two pillow covers for him for his Christmas present this year (and sent the pillow forms to him from Joann’s). I’m fairly certain that he doesn’t read my blog with any regularity. He’s much more of an Instagram kind of guy! I used scraps from his quilt and at first made 4 1/2″ HSTs for the 16″ pillow cover but then decided they were too big so cut them down to 3 1/2″and made two 12 1/2″ unfinished blocks which required that I make a border to go around the blocks. I love the Japanese rabbit print I found on a Canadian Etsy shop (kallistiquilts) that I used for the borders and backing. It’s whimsical like Drew but still masculine.
I didn’t have quite enough of the rabbit print to make the backing, so I added a narrow grey strip that looks like I planned it!
Linking up to Cooking Up Quilts: Main Crush Monday and Young Texan Mama at Sew Cute Tuesday and Busy Hands Quilts: Finished or Not Friday and 2016 Finish-A-Long: Q4 Finishes.
The pillows are going to coordinate so well! I hope he enjoys his thoughtful and beautifully made gift. 🙂
Mary, you’re right–I do love these pillows too. The design on the right side one is really wonderful. And yes, the gray strip looks planned; no one would ever guess otherwise. Thanks for sharing this link with me.