Adelaide did not get her new quilt in time for her birthday as I had planned all summer. Though it does sit in my studio in a pile - pieced, backing cut, batting sized and binding made. (And we're not going to talk more about that except for two things: 1. Let's change the Summer of Quilts to the Year of Quilts, shall we? Yes. and 2. I quite literally dream of a long-arm quilting machine magically appearing in my studio, though it hasn't happened yet. Enough about that.)
So no quilt, but a beautiful bed. A beautiful old, $8 church rummage sale find. And she adores her very own bed to pieces. Adores it - it's a lovely place to play. And sleep? Well, sometimes. But we're in no rush for that. So far, she's made no mention of the fact that it's missing a Mama-made quilt. Phew. The gorgeous vintage pink chenille spread - a gift to me on my own birthday from a dear friend - was perfectly timed and is perfectly placed on Adelaide's bed until her quilt arrives.
So that there would be something handmade on her bed while her quilt is in progress, I made her this little quilted log cabin pillow with fabrics from her soon-to-come quilt. I used the log cabin pillow tutorial from Dacia Ray (thank you!) as a guide.
After finishing hers, I dug around the monstrous pile of unfinished projects to unearth this bit of log cabin pillow - started this spring as a precursor to Ezra's quilt. So I quickly finished this one up for him too (which will be a lot less awkwardly squished when I get the proper size pillow form in there).