paper plane pillow

Paper Plane Pillow | veni vidi vicky

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.

Paper Plane Pillow | veni vidi vicky

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.

Triangle Baby Quilt | veni vidi vicky

Paper Plane Pillow | veni vidi vicky

The tags add a bit of fun for the little one.

Paper Plane Pillow | veni vidi vicky

Paper Plane Pillow | veni vidi vicky

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.

Paper Plane Pillow | veni vidi vicky

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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  1. Teje

    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

  2. Lorna McMahon

    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!

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