Monday, December 8, 2014

unicorns and rainbows {another pillow!}

My daughters had two birthday parties to attend this weekend (in addition to all the regular holiday hoopla which was crazy)  so last week I thought it would be a fun idea to make each birthday girl a unicorn & rainbow pillow.  Of course I wasn’t organized enough to take a pic of the first pillow, but the second one, which is virtually identical to the first, I clicked a pic of minutes before leaving for the party.


Now if you think the pillow looks uber-stuffed, you would be correct.  I ran into Joanns with the kids last week one day after school and hurriedly grabbed some pillow forms for upcoming gifts.  I guess instead of 12” pillow insertsI picked up 14”.  Luckily they fit in the 12” covers just barely!

The quilting turned out nicely on both pillows.  I took a photo from the wrong side before adding the envelope back because the design shows up much better that way.


One of the fabrics I used for the back says “Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn, then always be a unicorn.”  That’s something I would have loved to read over and over again when I was a kid.


The fabric is called Unicorns and Rainbows by Riley Blake.  You can still find the fabric available online.


Hope you had a fun (and not too crazy) weekend!


  1. That is very cute. I know they will be appreciated. The fabric line is perfect with that message too. I always use a larger pillow form in my pillows because I like seeing the over stuffed pillows. I hope the week will be a bit more quiet for you.

  2. What a great gift. I would so much rather have my daughter receive this than a Barbie!!!

  3. You are an awesome gift giver! Who wouldn't love unicorns and rainbows. And you can be pretty sure no one else will be giving pillows. Great job.

  4. That fabric is magical, and the quilting is YUM. :)

  5. What a delightful gift Jamie! The saying about unicorns is just perfect!

  6. What a cute gift! And perfect for little girls! Very nice quilting too. Great job!

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  8. Oh, I LOVE it! I'm sure the pillows were a big hit.

  9. Very cool pillow! I spent my weekend delivering three quilting project birthday presents - so nice to have a night away from home!

  10. Oh these are so fun and pretty!! It's great to see you're having fun with quilting patterns!


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