Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Another challenge week + pillow

Amy at Amy's Creative Side announced the latest One Thing, One Week Challenge yesterday. I immediately jumped on the bandwagon!

One Thing, One Week Challenge button

For the last challenge, I pushed myself to get my Whimsy quilt basted.

basted Whimsy quilt

This time, I want to get it quilted!

In other news, another birthday party = another Personalized Name Pillow:

name pillow for Jackson

Again, I used minkee for the back of the pillow. It has been received so well each time, I think that minkee is going to be my go-to choice for these pillows.

close-up of the hand stitched edge of the pillow

This is my fourth iteration of this design, and I'm finally starting to get the hang of hand stitching the open edge (if you look closely, you can see the line of hand-stitching in the picture above). I'm usually pretty good at this kind of thing, but trying to make my stitches look clean and happy with the combo of minkee and cotton has been challenging.

Seriously, this pattern rocks. So simple, and so happy!


  1. great job on the pillow. Can't wait to see your quilt done. I know you will do a great job on it.

  2. The colors in this pillow make me feel happy, too cute.