My little niece turned 5 this week and will be celebrating her birthday this coming weekend. She since has enough clothes and toys for 3 or 4 kids, I decided to be the un-fun aunt and get her something educational - a big book of classic fairytales. To go along with it and to make reading a little more fun, I also made her a decorative pillow to go on her bed and to snuggle with.
First I pinned on the letter K and used an applique stitch to attach it. In hindsight, it would have worked better to use fusible interfacing. Then added the patchwork squares and hand quilted around the letter K and the outside of the pillow with embroidery thread. (The blue thread was machine stitched).
It was so fun to make and turned out so cute, I may just make one for every kid I know!