Late last night I finished the pillow for Molly’s birthday. Actually, I missed a quilting line, but luckily the little girl I babysit has eagle eyes and noticed it, so I quickly added it this afternoon. So, I guess I technically finished it today!
I just love how it turned out. I was questioning it a bit during the cutting and piecing process, but I just love it in person. I think my favorite parts are, of course the name, but also the little fussy cut bits. There are three birds, one flower, and a fairy that are fussy cut—so cute for a little girl. I hope she likes it! We aren’t able to go to the party, so I’m giving it to her mom tonight so she’ll be able to open it at her party.
Again, the original pillow and basic instructions can be found on Crazy Mom Quilts, where I’ll also be linking up my Friday Finish. Luckily, I thought of another special girl who could use a pillow like this for Christmas, so I get to make another right away! I just love this pattern—looks so cute, so easy to make, and it’s so fun and scrappy! This will probably be my go-to gift for girls for many years to come. Of course, I have two boys, but I’m sure at some point they’ll attend a girl’s birthday party. I would much rather whip up one of these babies than buy plastic stuff that is so prevalent at birthday parties. I would appreciate something like this as a parent, too. Although kids do need toys, it’s so easy for your house to be overrun with them at birthday and Christmas time.