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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

10 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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