Well my oldest daughter celebrated her 10th birthday last week. Holy cow, I have a 10 year old! It makes me feel kind of old because I remember turning 10 and thinking I was really big! Ha, what did I know. I thought about making her a quilt but with only a week to the big day I knew I wouldn't get that accomplished. So I made a few things for her bed. She has this big body pillow that sits on her bed, she loves it but it is ugly!
So I quickly made a pillowcase out of broadcloth and decorated it with circles out of some funky fabric. I think in was Terrain by Kate Spain. It turned out really cute. At least cuter than the before picture.
I just cut out circles and then sewed through each one. Really easy! Hopefully it will hold up.
I also found this really cute pattern/kit by Sue Spargo at the Cornwagon Quilt Shop in Springville. It just looked like my daughter so I made it for her birthday too.
It turned out adorable! When she opened it her little sister looked at me and said, "mom I want an owl pillow for my birthday too!
This project is a mix of cotton and wool. I have never made anything with wool before and it was really fun. If you look close you can see where I messed up. I forgot to reverse the branch pattern so it ended up facing the wrong way. Oh well, it turned out well and she loves it. Maybe she will get a quilt at another time!