Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Last Minute Birthday Party Pillow

A couple of weeks ago my daughter went to a birthday party.  The day of the party I realized that I had forgotten to buy a gift so we decided to make her a pillow.
Last Minute Birthday Pillow
The party was princess-themed and even though my daughter can't stand pink, we decided that was probably the way to go.  I used this tutorial
Last Minute Birthday Pillow
And this one for the back. This is a slight variation on how I normally make the pillow closure, but it is my new favorite method because it doesn't involve switching to a zipper foot and it creates a flap to cover the zipper without having to sew on an extra piece of fabric. 
Last Minute Birthday Pillow
The front of the pillow is quilt-as-you-go which helped speed things up, too.

We wrapped the pillow up with some chocolate and gifted it to my daughter's friend.  

Finished size: 14" x 14"

8 comments :

  1. A glass slipper on that pillow and it is Princess Perfect. Love the closure for the back.

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    1. Thanks! I really like it too, definitely the easiest zipper closure I've done!

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  2. Really cute pillow and I will have to check out that zipper method. I do mine with a flap but it does involve an extra piece of fabric so I think I'd like this.

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    1. That is how I have always done mine too and I think that having a contrasting flap is fun, but this way is pretty cute too and it's easier!

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  3. What a fantastic idea! The pillow looks awesome and I am sure the birthday girl loved it!

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    1. Thanks! I never know how people - especially 9 year old girls - will respond to things, but my daughter said she liked it!

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  5. You stopped me at "the day of the party!" I am always in awe of people who can finish a whole project in less than a day. I'm not a fan of pink, but your color combination with the purples and oranges is so appealing. What a wonderful gift!

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