You may remember that I made these before for Grandma on Mother's Day.
Each child in the class made his or her hand print using fabric paint.
I quilted the front of each cushion (experimenting with free motioning quilting - one continuous line in a heart pattern - not perfect ...
... way harder than it looks) and added some embellishments (felt flower pot & a bow.)
I wanted the pillows to be very fun and happy so this time I made a ruffle trim. (I have a new ruffler foot - which I would much recommend for endless hours of fun easy ruffles.)
I made labels for the back of the cushions so the teacher can identify who made each hand print. I favor a pillowcase closure for cushions - easy and prettier than a messy zipper (I am scared of zips!)
I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday. I can't wait not to have to load all the kids in the car (twice) every morning for the school run and if you are wondering what to do with your little people this summer check out Fun at Home with Kids, Growing a Jeweled Rose and the Artful Parent for endless ideas for fun and inventive play.