I finished this new pillow last night. And I've been patiently waiting for the moment to get a picture and share this pillow with you. My brother's birthday a couple of weeks ago, I didn't know what to get him, and since he just moved into his new place I decided to make something homey for him. He loves Volskwagen bettles. We actually learned to drive in one of these. We were very young: he was 10, and I was 12 years old. My mom taught us, and we loved to drive around the park that was right across the street from our home. Our street didn't have that much traffic, and those were the times of the Generation X kids.
I used a picture I found on the web and turned it into a embroidery pattern. I loved working the details, such as the interiors and the shadow bellow the car. New and recycled fabrics, and a simple log cabing pattern helped me create the 18 by 18 in. pillow front. Can you tell which are new, and which are recycled?? The back is light weight denim, that fabric was new...
I was intimidated by the idea of sewing a zipper in the back, but still I went ahead. I used this tutorial , and I have to say it was pretty easy. I stuffed the whole thing with an 18 x 18 in. pillow form, and ta- da!!
I love how it turned out. I hope he likes it as well.
One last note: I started a list of tutorials I've used in the past on my sidebar. I'll keep listing any good tutorials I use in the future as a way to thank the crafters, and quilters that shared their skills, and time with the rest of the community. Thank you ladies!!