birthday quilt




My little stinker turned three yesterday! I still can't believe it how quickly she's growing up. Poor kiddo has been sick all weekend so we had to keep the festivities low key -  a quick trip to the zoo to see some cute animals and a stop at Whole Foods for a cupcake. As far as gifts go, I finished the quilt I've been working on for ever and made a sweet little owl pillow to match and had them ready to give on her big day. While I think Sydney will enjoy the her quilt and pillow {now known as 'baby owl'}, they were no competition for the drum we gave her. Go figure. . .







I made the owl pillow using the quick and easy Lola the Owl Pillow Pattern by Gingercake. Virginia, one of my awesome sponsors and the designer behind Gingercake, has lots of really fun patterns in her shop and I couldn't resist this one. I used chenille for the body of the owl and some of the vintage sheet fabric I had left over from the quilt for the wings. I'm so pleased with how it turned out!




The back of the owl pillow has a pocket for top secret kid stuff!




While I used vintage sheet fabric for the front of the quilt, I used new fabrics for the binding and backing. I am in love with the teeny pink polka dot print {Cafe Dot in Candy Store Pink by Moda / City Weekend found at Pinked Fabrics}! It is so, so soft and perfect for cuddling.






Happy Birthday to my future rock star!!!




18 comments

  1. I love the quilt! My girls are turning 3 this weekend too! I did not look closely at that first picture and thought it was a curtain. Now I see you just clipped it to the curtain to take the picture. Now I'm thinking I need to make myself a "quilt curtain" for my sewing nook.

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  2. The quilt is lovely, and so is the owl! The colors you put together, and the new fabrics coordinate so well. Happy Birthday, Little One.

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  3. What a sweet and lovely quilt.

    Happy birthday for your Girl

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  4. Wow!!! LOVE the quilt and the owl!!! I think my favorite though is Syd's face, she looks so happy with that drum!!! :)

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  5. So pretty! Love the owl and the quilt! I really need to find some vintage sheets!

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  6. The quilt turned out so lovely! There are some beautiful fabrics in there, too. I do love looking for good vintage sheets. Are you now going to become a quilter?:) I love it.
    The owl is adorable! She is going to have such a cute room with all of the beautiful things you make her. Happy Birthday Syd!

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  7. I have been wondering how the quilts look from the vintage sheet bundles and it is so pretty! You KNOW i love the owl. GReat job Vanessa! Thanks for the links too!

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  8. I have been wondering how the quilts look from the vintage sheet bundles and it is so pretty! You KNOW i love the owl. GReat job Vanessa! Thanks for the links too!

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  9. Happy Birthday to YOU!
    The quilt and owl are totally adorable!
    The drums fit her for some reason.hah.ah.a.a..

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  10. That really is a sweet set of gifts! I was going to ask which charm pack you used but I guess it's sheets :)
    I must shop more earnestly at thrift stores-everyone always scores the most adorable vintage sheets!

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  11. Beautiful quilt and beautiful birthday girl. : )
    Love the quilting you did on the quilt.

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  12. Beautiful quilt and beautiful birthday girl. : )
    Love the quilting you did on the quilt.

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  13. adorable quilt and owl and girlie! happy birthday Sydney!

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  14. The quilt is beautiful, and I love the owl! I am sure she will treasure them. Such special gifts.

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  15. beautiful job! and happy b-day to that little girl of yours, she's growing up!

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  16. I love the quilt you made for your daughter! I think the yellows are my favorite! I added your link to my own blog so I can follow you easily. I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks! Great ideas!

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  17. Oooh. I really love this quilt. So many wonderful things about it. :)

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