Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Sewing and Reading

As an insentive for my young reading student, her mom and I planned to let her make a pillow this year.  In past summers she has made several creative wallhangings with patchwork and then I helped her quilt them.

This time we went by a purchased pattern and Anna may enter it in the fair next year for her 4H group. 

Navigating the Curves

Fringing the Petal Edges

The pillow turned out so cute!  It was super easy to make.  Now that Anna has hers done, I want to make one to coordinate with a cute strawberry pillow I received in a swap last summer.  

We usually put sewing the pillow as the last item on the schedule.  A few times Anna moved the schedule cards around and had us doing the sewing before the reading! 

Displaying the pillow while we relax on the bench in the school garden.

A Very Cute Pillow!


april said...

What a beautiful pillow! I love the fabric and colors! What a nice thing to do.

Ellen said...

She did a great job! What a lovely photo - she looks so happy and proud of her accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

That's a wonderful picture of you two with the pillow. I definitely think she should enter it in the fair next year.

Anita said...

Ohhh that pillow is very nice. I love the color combination. What a fun project. Beautiful. I like reading your blog, it is very interesting and your quilts are amazing. You must have all the patience in the world. Thank you for sharing and thanks for your nice comments.