Sophie was invited to a birthday party this week, so instead of heading to the store and buying her a gift we decided to make one!
We made her a pocket pillow, with hearts on the front (Sophie's idea). To piece the hearts I used the I Heart You Mini Quilt Pattern I shared a couple of years ago, and I made heart blocks 2 and 3 for the front. Then sewed it into a pocket and sewed a pillow!
Stick a book and a treat inside the pocket and it's one of my favorite gifts for a kid, I use these instructions from my book all the time.
You'd think I would have the instructions memorized by now...but no...my brain is apparently full and I can't remember anything anymore.
I'm ridiculously excited by this.
I sewed little tabs out of scraps on the top back edge of the quilt every few inches, then I slid dowels (from Home Depot or any craft store) through the tabs. I measured down from the ceiling to get the four command hooks straight, then stuck those on the wall using the directions, and slid the dowel on the back of the quilt into the hooks to hang it. Worked like a charm, and the quilt is perfectly straight! If it wasn't straight I would have just raised the dowel a bit at the hook where it needed raising, even just by putting a piece of fabric around the dowel or something easy. I used these Command Hooks, the medium wire ones that have a higher weight capacity.
Anyways...totally random thing...but I'm loving how easy it was and no holes in my walls!
Here is the direct link to the I Heart You Mini Quilt Pattern in case you need a quick sew before Valentines Day!