vintage sheet patchwork pillow

Firstly, thanks so much for all your sweet comments on my baby curlicue quilt.  I really feel so happy to be involved in such a supportive community.

I couldn’t resist using some leftover squares from the curlicue quilt to make a coordinating pillow.  There’s just something about a little matching set of goodness to send to a new baby that I can’t stop myself.

It really came together quick and I was surprised that it actually fits a travel sized pillow form.

I love trying to wrap everything up pretty.  I just used some leftover binding material, ripped it across the grain and you’ve got yourself a pretty little bow.  If there’s anything I’d like to improve on it would definitely would be my wrapping/packaging skills.  I think for whatever reason I just fizzle out at the end creatively.  Here’s to trying new things!

Have a great weekend! See you Monday for Sewing with Knits.  I’m off to an estate sale, wish me luck.  ♥

30 thoughts on “vintage sheet patchwork pillow

  1. Ruth says:

    This pillow is adorable! And perfect to go with the curlicue baby quilt. Just dreamy.

  2. Andria says:

    Such a beautiful set! Nice work!

  3. Brittany says:

    What a lovely set! So pretty and modern. Good job!

  4. Your baby quilt and pillow are just gorgeous. I love seeing vintage sheets used like this it gives me such good ideas. Good Luck at the estate sale, I have to say I am just a tiny little bit green! (They are a rare event here!)

  5. SO beautiful! Great work. You’re getting me more interested in quilting!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is beautiful! I love your blog – so fresh and inspiring!!!

    Happy Stitching!!!


  7. This is so perfect to match with your quilt! What a beautiful baby gift!! And the ribbon is a great way of wrapping them up! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  8. Jamie says:

    Very sweet! I love using my scraps for bows, too! I hope you find great things at the estate sale!

  9. amy says:

    What a sweet gift!! I’m sure it will be loved for many years! 🙂

  10. Happy in red says:

    That is so cute. Well done.

  11. Alexis says:

    Beautiful! I feel the same way about wrapping. I get some good ideas from Pinterest but I never seem to remember to get the supplies/ execute them. 🙂

  12. Kelly O. says:

    Hi anna,
    where do you get your travel size pillow forms?
    what are the dimensions of a travel size pillow?
    I’d like to make some for the kids to travel with next weekend but I didn’t realize there was a true pillow form….

  13. Jackie says:

    Such a sweet pillow!

  14. Sara says:

    I couldn’t agree more with your sentiment on how rewarding it is to be a part of such a supportive community! Your pillow and quilt are gorgeous … I love anything made with vintage sheets, although I have never made even one thing with them. That is one lucky baby! I try to use leftover scraps of fabric, and selvages to wrap presents in too .. I think it adds a really nice touch.

    Keep up the beautiful work!

    Hugs, Sara @ thesplitstitch.com

  15. Emily says:

    What a perfect gift!

  16. Absolutely beautiful!!

  17. bethanndodd says:

    Pure cuteness!

  18. miamihoney says:

    Aww, I love. I want. Great job!!

  19. Kirsty says:

    These are both so gorgeous, especially as a set, and I love that it’s a present the little girl will be able to use for a long time (if not forever!).

    So pleased to have found your pretty blog, too. 🙂

  20. Stephanie says:

    Love it. I noticed the free motion quilting and would love to hear any tips that you have!!

  21. Vicky says:

    I think it wrapped up just beautifully. x

  22. Adorable, Anna. Perfect addition to the quilt. I just realized that a small pillow would be a good opportunity to practice my machine quilting skills. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  23. Carolyn says:

    Such a perfect gift! (and obviously you haven’t seen my wrapping skills…they are atrocious!)

  24. secret cake says:

    Anna- This set is so lovely! Might be my favorite of all your projects!

  25. ayumills says:

    Sweet pillow and cute wrapping!

  26. Krista says:

    Oh how I am in love with this pillow. It’s the sweetest thing. Ever!

  27. Julie Anita says:

    Oh, how sweet! I need to make one of these, once I get over my fear of doing that freestyle stitching that looks so nice on quilts…

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