Thanksgiving Presents: Quilted Pillows

When I saw the quilted pillow cover Merry and Bright by Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company, I loved it and decided to make two, one for my sister and one for my mother. I rushed to have them done by Thanksgiving so I could give them as pre-Christmas gifts.

The patchwork squares are 2 x 2” with a finished pillow form size of 12 x 16”. The script is hand embroidered. Both have an envelope back.

The fabric is from the “English Tea” collection, a 10” stack I bought from Connecting Threads, with the exception of one square in each of a a cute vintage reproduction Santa fabric from Joann’s. It’s discontinued and I only have a few Santa’s left for fussy cutting.

Quilted Christmas pillow

Who would think straight pins could make you so happy? 💙💚❤️💛

For my mother’s I added some buttons.


On Anne’s I planned to use a pom-pom trim until….

Quilted pillow cover back

…she sent me this picture of their newest family member; kitten Theo with his pom-pom.

Pom-pom fiend!

So I picture this cat demolishing the pillow and decided to go with Plan B, a discrete crochet trim. I like it!

And so does Theo!

Quilted pillow

May all your days be bright! ~Abbie 🌟

*Linking up with Pretty Piney’s What I Made Monday

25 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Presents: Quilted Pillows

  1. Hi Abbie! Oh this pillow is so darn cute! Almost as cute as little Theo. How adorbs does he look with his red pom-pom?!! That picture with the pillow is sweet. You did such a nice job on it, and those heart pins!! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. Such a sweet pillow, Abbie, and I love the crochet trim! I’m totally with you on the pins, new pins bring me much joy. I wonder how I can possibly get through the amount that I do. Surely there can’t be that many down the back of the sofa? Hope Thanksgiving was great. x

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    1. Hi Sandra!
      Thank you! I enjoyed making them.
      I’m glad you share my pin love, simple pleasure are so wonderful. I hear you on the missing ones.. I always hope the vacuum gets them before one of us sits on one 😉
      It was a nice Thanksgiving, thank you for thinking of me 😊


  3. How adorable! So glad you go them done in time – it is a really sweet project. Love the kitty stealing a pom pom – they are cunning creatures! Good thing you saw it before you added the pom poms. I love the crochet lace instead.

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