Molly’s Pillow

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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.

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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.

Comments

  1. This is so cute!! I love the colors!

    • Thanks! I liked it so well I’m making one as a Chritmas gift– this time for a 14 year old. It’s nice that it can span so many ages. I think I might even make a boy version sometime. I’m not sure if boys would like it quite as well, though.

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