I've got three adult kids and every year I like to make them a gift for Christmas. (I made pillows as gifts last year too - see that post!)
My youngest is at UNC Chapel Hill and rides her bike all over the place so a bike themed pillow complete with fussy cut fabric was a fun choice. (The bicycle was part of Fat Quarter Shop's Snapshot QAL from several years ago.)
My middle one loves the group Celtic Woman so her pillow was themed accordingly. I machine stitched on the names of the woman who have been with the group - many of which my daughter has actually met. (I was excited to see my Janome had alternate alphabets so I could get the accents correct.)
Finally, my son has been a major video game fan since he was a little kid. So a pixelated Mario was a perfect choice. The instructions for the Mario block are found here on Angela's blog.
Mario makes me smile every time I see him!
I put zippers into each of the backs with my first set of attempts at an invisible zipper using a 'regular' zipper from my stash. Results were mixed but I am going to keep working on the technique because I like the results. (This is actually the back of a pillow I gifted my mom. The front is part of a blog hop in March so no sneak peaks.)
In addition to these 4 recently gifted pillows, in 2018 I made two pillows for me and one pillow for a friend.
This is Air Show by Latifah Saafir sits on the couch in my studio. It uses fabric by Sweetwater.
And Random (also for me) is my pillow created from 100 + randomly placed hexies. It makes me happy every time I see it.
Finally, I made a pillow for a friend using her favorite color and fabric designer.
Seven pillows in one year is a lot of pillows but they are so much fun to make. I'm already planning my next one!
Have a wonderful day! Patty