Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Going "Bye-Bye"...Summer Travel Pillows



Summer vacations for my family growing up, consisted of waking at dawn to get a "head start" on a lengthy roadtrip...maybe to leave by 10am, spending hours and hours in the "woody" Chrysler minivan, my brother in the middle seat, and I, stretched out in the backseat. I got carsick easily, and remember sleeping for hours and hours just to take my mind of being in the car. One thing that kept me comfortable and feeling relaxed was my soft, cool, pillow and a soft baby quilt. You know that feeling of extra soft cotton that is cool to the touch?? I love that feeling...


It's almost the season for family roadtrips, and now having my own family, I felt it was time to make a travel pillow for my little guy.




I used fabrics from Heather Ross' Lightning Bugs line. I've never felt quilting cotton as soft as this...it's perfect for this project. You can find several Heather Ross prints at great prices at one of my favorite etsy fabric stores, Down Shadow Lane.
Leave me a comment if you would be interested in a tutorial on how to make one! This is a super simple project for beginning sewers.



6 comments:

Mrs. Doodle said...

I love this and yes a tutorial would be awesome. It looks pretty simple but you know pictures with directions are always nice. :) Love your blog.

Sarah C said...

I love down shadow lane!!!!

And yes, I would love if you could post a tutorial! I have been needing to make some pillows that close in the back like that.

I love the combinations you chose...perfect!

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

So cute! Please post a tutorial :) Every little bit helps!

Ariane said...

I love these cute little pillows. Such a great idea. Would love a tutorial.

The Perfect Trio said...

I would LOVE a tute on this pillowcase!!!!

Kerri said...

what cute pillows!! i love the doggie and fishie fabric!!

i wanted to let you know there is a new quilting bee that is starting. it has kind of a fun twist. here is the link to it on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/dollquiltswap/discuss/72157617785351304/