Quilted Pillows

Gus's third birthday is coming up and I have had plans to make him several birthday surprises.  We have a large, wonderful family who spoil him rotten with toys, so we try and give him something alternative to toys just to give him something a little different.

Yesterday I made him two small pillows to go on his bed.  When we were in Walmart a few weeks ago, he sighted Thomas the Tank Engine fabric and declared that we needed to bring some home.  If he were older I think he would be a fabric hoarder like me because he knows that is "his" fabric and he likes to spread it out and look at it.  I agreed that we should bring some home because I had an idea.

It had been my plan to make him pillows in time for his birthday, I just didn't know what I was going to make them out of.  The Thomas fabric was a great solution, and after my quilted mat project I decided to go for it.  Maureen Cracknell posted this great tutorial for a quilted-top pillow cover and I decided to follow that to make the pillows for Gus.  Her tutorial is for regular size pillows, but I used smaller 12 x 16 inch throw pillows so I scaled the measurements down.  I love how they turned out.





I love the envelope-closure back.  This is my first attempt at pillow covers and I am so so so pleased at how they turned out.  I may have to try more in the future!

A quilt for Gus is hopefully on the horizon.  I have been hoarding the fabrics for awhile but of course could not start on it until the absolute last minute.  Why do we do that?  So over the next few days I will be trying to snatch some time to secretly sew, and hopefully I'll have a photo to share with you soon!

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8 comments

  1. Awh, that made my heart smile:) I love it when your kids take after you! Good luck sneaking away some time for the quilt!

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  2. Those pillows are really cute! I know that Gus will love them. I agree with Nancy that it's awesome to see kids taking after you like that. Good luck with the quilt.

    I also have to say thank you for mentioning the Ben Folds Pandora station the other day. I am a huge Ben Folds fan and can't believe that I hadn't tried it before. It's amazing!

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  3. you should be happy, they rock! he's gonna love 'em!

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  4. Those are darling. And Happy Birthday to Gus!

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  5. My nephews would LOVE those! Great job.

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  6. Awww, I bet he'll love them! And how cute that he's already into fabric.

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  7. My grandsons would LOVE to have these!!! They love anything that is Thomas The Train!!! They look Great

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