embroidery, patchwork, sewing

for the girls

I had made these for the girls a few weeks ago, and they love them.  The i-spy fabric patches were the remaining pieces left from the pack I started using on this pillow
I tried out free motion quilting again and am really liking it, seems to make quilting a little more interesting, just another option.  I can’t wait to wash these up for the first time and see how they crinkle.
And for the very simple reason of being able to tell who’s pillow is who’s, I hand embroidered their names on a little patch on the back of each pillow.  It’s funny, but they absolutely love that part!  I see more embroidery in my future, it’s just so nice to be able to curl up on the couch and work on a little project.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I’m off to start cleaning and making a batch of Apple Pie Squares!  Yum!

30 thoughts on “for the girls

  1. So cute! I really need to get on and sew more stuff for my son…

  2. Cutie pies and cute pillows Anna! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Grandma G says:

    Super cute! I love the added touch of their names on the back… I can see how it would make the pillows more special to the girls.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  4. Those are great. You really do put me to shame with all of those finished projects. And they’re all so beautiful.

  5. so very cute! LOVE the embroidery!!! Two very lucky little girls ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Ooooh! Those are beautiful Anna! I love the names on them too. Great work.

  7. Krista says:

    Great pillows! And such sweet little girls. Your embroidery is so tidy! (btw, my daughters have the same IKEA duvet covers on their beds too.)

  8. So stinkin cute!!!! I would LoVE to make something like this! Would you consider doing a tutorial??? I am clueless when it comes to patchwork and quilting.
    You rock!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

  9. Amiga..
    Suas filhas são lindas…
    Os quilwos ficou lindo…

  10. Emily says:

    So pretty and fun! I love your hand embroidery.

  11. Jocelyn says:

    Your girls are really cute! My girls get excited about their initials or names on their stuff, too. I think my oldest loves being able to clarify which is her property.

  12. the name patch if very cute =)

  13. Kirsty says:

    They look great Anna, My boys have a couple of pillows that need covers. Just have to find the time to make them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Jenny says:

    Those are adorable! I love that you embroidered the names too. And I love the silly faces at the end… they’re so cute.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Anna!

  15. Kristie says:

    Very cute. I saw a couple of fabrics from my own closet in there! I am working on an I Spy twin sized quilt for my son right now for his bday in January…so fun to use such a variety of fabrics, and though it is in the very early stages, he loves coming to look through the fabrics I have laid out!

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

  16. Gorgeous! Both the cushions and the girls x

  17. Cindy says:

    These are adorable!! I can see why your girls love them so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  18. Jill says:

    The pillows are FABULOUS!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Those are so fun – I can totally see why your girls love them! I’ve been pretty fond of embroidery too lately – just seems like the perfect thing for the fall/winter. I have no idea what I’m doing really, but it’s still SO fun!!

    Happy Thanksgiving Anna!

  20. ayumills says:

    Those are really cute pillows! I love the red polka dots border on them. Have a happy Thanksgiving, Anna!


  21. amy says:

    they are so cute! The pillows and the girlies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. Love these, Anna. I can see why the girls love them. The red fabric with the white polka dots was a perfect choice for the border. Love the embroidered names idea… my embroidery never turns out that well:)

  23. banclothing says:

    Very cute idea! I like the ‘homie’ feeling patchwork seems to add to any room.

  24. Vicky says:

    gorgeous cushions. I’m in love with the little wizard of oz squares.

  25. These are great and your girls are just so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  26. sewkatiedid says:

    I love myself a rectangular pillow. That Wizard of Oz print is a favorite.

  27. Cate says:

    OMG they are divine!!

  28. Mary says:

    Super cute pillows, and I love the embroidery! I really need to learn how to do that.

    I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! (Oh, and Lauren loves looking at the pictures of your girls. So cute!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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