Paper pieced paper plane pattern pillow. Now say this three times out loud!
I finished the first gift for my godson’s christening. I ran a bit short on ideas for baby boy gifts. As I had already made a quilt for him, that was out. My mum suggested I just make him a pillow and that idea grew on me.
As a pillow isn’t a typical gift for a baby, I wanted to make it with a distinctively child-ish motiv. When I came across this free paper plane block pattern by Quiet Play on Craftsy, it was a great fit for just that purpose.
This was my first try at foundation piecing and I love it!! So precise and no hand sewing involved. win win!
I actually wanted to pick a different colour scheme but decided to use the same fabrics I had used in his quilt, so everything goes together.
The tags add a bit of fun for the little one.
The back of the pillow is a simple envelope finish. It can double as a sleeping bag for one of his softies. This idea didn’t come to me until later on. I love that between the plane and the tags it’s the third baby feature on this simple pillow.
Now off to sew him a special softie to go with it.
Have a great weekend!
This post is linked up with Monday Makers at Aylin Nilya / Quilt it Out, Caffeinated Crafters at Let's Eat Grandpa, Fabric Tuesday at QuiltStory, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Life a Colorful Life, WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, Sew cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts, NTT at My Quilt Infatuation, TGIFF at Aylin Nilya, Finish it Up Friday at crazy mom quilts and Anything Goes Monday at Stitch by Stitch
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Hi Vicky! Beautiful and fun pillow! I think it was good idea to make it match the quilt. The pocket idea for the bear is great, too! I love Paper piecing and I happy to hear you enjoyed it, too! x Teje
This is so pretty I love love love it! xx
Love the pillow and the echo quilting looks great!
What a great gift! I love the fun parts on this gorgeous pillow. I will pin it to try it out for one of my grandsons. Thanks for sharing.
Love from Amsterdam.
So wonderful, love the pillow!
What a clever gift. I love the paper plane, perfect for a little boy!
WOW – Vicky!! I love your pillow! The colors are fantastic…
Have a great week
How darling!!!! What a lucky Godson you have. :) And such a lovely blog you have as well. I’ve enjoyed taking a look around.
Beautiful, really beautiful. What a great idea and so beautifully put together.
That pillow is adorable! I’ll be sure to check out the pattern for the paper air plane.
How sweet! What a great way to make this pillow unique and so suited to a little one. Congrats on your first paper pieced pillow project! Thanks so much for joining in at the Let’s Bee Social this week, Vicky!
Oh it’s cute, and I love that you made it to match the quilt too!
I think the pillow is a perfect gift. Your quadruple tongue twister paper pieced paper plane pillow is gorgeous.
This is such a lovely idea for a small child.
SO, so cute! Paper piecing can be so much fun!
What a great pillow! I am sure it will be well loved – it is too cute not to be!
That pillow is super cute. Love the paper airplane and the addition of the little loops. So great!
I had so much fun adding the little extras as I went and transform it into a baby “toy” rather than a simple pillow case. Thank you a lot for your nice words, Carol!
Lovely pillow. I like how the first picture really makes it look like it’s flying through the air. Excellent work!
I just went back to look at that, and you’re right =) That’s funny because it’s actually just lying flat on my bed! Thank you for your lovely comment, Rachel!
I’ve been eyeing that paper airplane block for a while now… great idea to make it into a pillow. And I just used that Laurie Wisburn stripe and dot fabric to bind a white. Love aqua & red!
I just saw that project of yours, and YES! that’s a perfect binding fabric, I haven’t even thought of using it for that! Thank you for leaving me that lovely comment, Jenn!
What a fun pillow! I’ll bet it becomes a favorite snuggle pillow of your godson as he grows.
that would make me super happy! Thank you for your lovely words.
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I love that pillow–SO cute!
thank you so much Cindy! =)
Your fabric choices and straight-line quilting make the paper pieced plane stand out nicely. Oh, and I don’t think I can say that whole bit even one time fast.
it’s definitely a tongue twister :-) Thank you so much for your lovely comment!
This is so fun and cute!! I love it!
Hey Kimberly, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I saw your quilt featured on Fabric Tuesday and it’s awesome!
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