Monday, February 8, 2016

Baby Girl Pillow


With a few scraps left over from the baby quilt and bunting for our soon-to-be-born granddaughter (anticipated date April 11, I decided to make a last minute pillow the night before my daughter's baby shower!



I had nothing more than an idea for a fussy-cut center block, so I just put it together using fabrics from the original quilt.



My son-in-law painted the nursery a soft gray, so I thought the Simply Simple Silver (Art Gallery "Littlest" collection) would make a nice background to the fussy-cut block.



I had almost enough Ditsy Radiance (NouvElle collection by Pat Bravo)for the backing, so I supplemented with a Grunge Basic and made a simple envelope-style back. You can tell by the gap it is really stuffed!



Quilting was stitch-in-the-ditch for the fussy-cut block and following the "waves" and straight vertical stitching for the remainder. (Why do I only notice the loose threads when I'm posting the photo?)


All the "Grandma handmades" prior to wrapping.


I got it all stuffed into one bag


Gifts to our daughter and son-in-law from Mom and Dad


I made a little card for the top of one gift with more fussy-cuts and a square antique lace doily


My daughter and me at the shower


There was a "name reveal" during the shower, and I look forward to sharing that with you! Now I can make the label for the quilt and sew it on while I am staying with my daughter after Baby Girl is born.


Quilting is more fun than Housework

10 comments:

  1. Hello Linda! What a beautiful cushion and the perfect addition to the other handmade items. I bet your daughter loved them! What exciting times for you all! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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    1. Thanks so much Christine - she did love it all and yes it is exciting! :)

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  2. The quilt, the bunting and the pillow are adorable! What special items for the new nursery for your granddaughter. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap! How exciting!!

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  3. All the "Grandma handmades" look terrific! I'm sure they were well received!
    (I never notice loose threads until I've posted the picture, either...)

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    1. Thank you Gayle! Yes she loved everything. Even though she had already seen the quilt and I had sent photos of the bunting, the pillow was a surprise. Lol on the loose threads. :)

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  4. Your pillow is so sweet and the perfect thing to do with your scraps from the quilt! How fun to be anticipating a baby grand girl! I don't have any grandbabies yet so have to enjoy them vicariously!

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    1. Yes Diann it is fun - there is nothing in the world like having grands! :)

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  5. You have made some wonderful gifts for your daughter and son-in-law. Love the grey colour, its very calming which I think they may appreciate LOL

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  6. Oh, the pillow is so sweet. It is all adorable Linda. Down to the lacy gift card. I canT wait to hear about this special girl! Hope your daughter is feeling well and enjoying her pregnancy.

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    1. I can't wait to see this baby girl! She is doing well, especially to be pregnant at 40!

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