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Last week my uncle turned 80. He's had some health issues the past few months and did not want a party. Uncle is  a huge train fan and mom made him up a lovely train quilt(you can read about it here). She did her's differently than the directions said to so she had quite a bit of fabric leftover. I had the idea to make a matching pillow.

I drafted out what I wanted, sewed it all together and ended up with a 19.5 inch front for a 14inch pillow. Huh?? lol. Out came the seam ripper, I pulled it all apart and started again.

Who knew making a pillow would make such a mess? And require 5 rulers lol.

This is what I ended up with.

and the back

I know it's not the most exciting pillow in the world but I was(am) happy with how it turned out. And my uncle was speechless when he opened our gifts.

Next up sewing wise...

2 love it too:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great pillow to go with the quilt.

Katherine said...

Worth every ripped stitch and all those rulers it took to make it, Rhonda! I think it's a great looking masculine pillow and I'll bet your uncle was very moved by the handmade gifts.

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