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