Monday, November 11, 2013

For the Boys - A Coastal Cruiser cushion!

Firstly, a big thanks to Amy and Madame Samm for bringing us another great blog hopIt is my day today to post for the "For the Boys " blog hop so I thought I would share a pillow that I made last week using the free "Coastal Cruiser" pattern from Tula Pink.
I haven't really done much applique but this is a fairly easy design to do and all of the pieces are marked clearly on the pattern - you can really change the look of the Combi just by using different fabrics!
I used some denim for the bottom half of the pillow front - you only need a piece about 20 x 10" for the pillow so this would be a great way to use an old pair of jeans!  I just did dense straight line quilting on the front of the pillow and then used a navy and white spot for the envelope back. 
And these are a few other items I have made for the guys in my family - links to each project are below the mosaic:

Thank you to Madame Samm and Amy for heading up this wonderful hop.  You can check out the rest of today's participants here.

November 11th

Also, please note that Amy has added more bloggers and days to the Hop which now runs to November 15th.  


Linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.
Kirsten.

54 comments:

  1. That Coastal Cruiser is just way too cute!

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  2. What boy wouldn't want a VW bus! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I have the same pattern, but did not try it yet... Well, you gave me a push, because I like Tulla Pink and her fabrics also!
    Thanks for sharing

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  4. Too bad they have stopped making the VW bus - I think it would be a big hit still.

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  5. That is one cool cushion! Friends had a VW van that they painted like a ladybird - it was a sight! Brings back memories. Karen

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  6. Fabulous - thanks for the link to the free pattern!!

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  7. I am so glad I scrolled down, I thought a man bag..ok lol
    but this is so much nicer lol
    I bet many will miss this…nice to have you join us

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  8. Your "Coastal Cruiser" pillow is funky and fun!

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  9. A great pillow. I love that pattern and your fabric choices are wonderful.

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  10. I am just crazy for that pillow. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  11. Love the pillow...perfect for any guy!

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  12. Fabulous job on that cushion. I like the jeans fabric. AND Love the architextures quilt!

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  13. What a neat pillow, thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great coital pillow! Love it!
    Love other projects too! they all look great!

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  15. Wonderful pillow. You did a great job on the applique.

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  16. Great pillow. Like all your projects, especially Architextures quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Your pillow is very creative as are the other 6 (wow..6) things you made...I'm about to go check them out right now !

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  18. Cute pillow. I can also see this easily being made into a quilt to go with the pillow. I really like the architexures quilt too.

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  19. Love the pillow - thanks for sharing.

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  20. This is so cute! The pillow would make a great gift for any little boy or big boy, too. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. I just pinned a similar pillow for my nephew-he loves vw.s and he's only five. Your pillow is much cuter that the I one I pinned! I love the quilting! Now I will have to make one for him. (maybe for his birthday since my for the boys project is his Christmas present)

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  22. That is a fun pillow. The colors are fantastic.

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  23. This pillow is just the cutest!! Luv it. Thanks for sharing the link...I'm going to put this on my list of things to-do!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  24. Love your cruiser! It is just perfect for the boys! Sew glad you joined us! ;)

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  25. What a super pillow; the cruiser is fabulous! Thank you so much for the heads-up for the pattern; I've already downloaded it. I can see a quilt made up with the cruiser being the center of the blocks. I'm off to check out your other projects...thanks. I'm a new follower.

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  26. I learned to drive in a van like that. Makes for a great pillow and a wonderful memory.

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  27. It's great! I have a lot of guys in my family and I confess that not many of my projects go their way. This is some good inspiration.

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  28. I really like the coastal cruiser and thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I really adore that little pillow! If you don't applique very much, perhaps you should! That is very NICE!

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  30. I love the pillow and you did a great job with the applique. I really like the chevron quilt also and can easily see me making it in lots of variations. Thanks for sharing your creations and talents with us today.

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  31. Cool pillow, Kirsten! You did a great job with the applique but the quilting is the most impressive part!

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  32. Love your pillow. It brings back memories of my moms VW van,she had a big smiley face on the spare tire cover :)

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  33. Fabulous Coastal Cruiser pillow "For the Boys". All of your men and boys gifts are very smart. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  34. Too much fun... I memba those days! oops showing my age again!! LOL! So glad you took us down memory lane!

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  35. Super cute! Great project for the boys!

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  36. Fabulous pillow. Very, very cute. And the quilting is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing all the pics!

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  37. What a great pattern, thanks for sharing!

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  38. Love the pillow. Such a cute pattern and the fabrics you chose made it good for guys!

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  39. Love the bag, the colours really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing

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  40. Love the pillow - very cute! blessings, marlene

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  41. Great pillow- myfather in law had a vw van just like it!

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  42. Lovely projects for boys, the pillow is such a great idea.
    Well done, thanks for sharing!

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  43. What a great project! Well done!

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  44. Ha, you're right, I did recognise it, love your version :o)

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