From Grandma with Love…..Cowgirl Princess Quilts and Ruffle Pillows

I love my mom.  I know I’ve told you all that before, but she really is the best!  So thoughtful, kind, understanding, a good listener and I could go on and on, but I know she reads the blog and I don’t want her to get a big head or anything.

She has really been taking a lot of time lately sewing some fun things for my girls and I just had to share her most recent creation with you.

My mom lives in Texas and she said that when she found this Cowgirl Princess fabric she knew she MUST make these quilts for the girls.  

Isn’t that fabric just adorable?
Mom made both Savannah and Matilda each a Cowgirl Princess quilt and a matching ruffle pillows.  I love the piecing and framing she did around the border of the quilt.  It really makes the fun cowgirl princess fabric stand out in the middle.
My mom quilted the center fabric with what she calls her “lasso” technique.  She used her free motion quilting foot to make the stitching look like little lassos.  She said she thought something was missing when she finished the quilts so she went back around the center panel with this decorative scallop stitch.  Genius!  I’ve used this same stitch on the edging of dresses, but would never have thought to use it on a quilt.

The pillows are adorable and are perfect size for little toddlers.  Because she made the pillowcases smaller, she also made an interior pillow to fit inside each case.  My daughter, Matilda, refuses to sleep with any other pillow right now.  This is the one she loves.

I love handmade gifts and I love that my mom takes so much time to make fun things for my girls.  And honestly, even though my little ladies are young, they really appreciate handmade.  They love getting things from Grandma and tell anyone who will listen all about the fun things that have been made for them.

Thanks for the adorable Cowgirl Princess quilts and pillow sets for the girls.  They love them and we love you!  Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaw!!!
PS:  Since I took these pictures, we have since received the most adorable cherry picnic dresses from my mom – I can’t wait to share those with you next!

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  1. I love it! Where did she get the fabric? My girls would love that.

  2. What beautiful gifts! I love the cowgirl fabric and pretty purples and ruffles on the pillow! Just great! Thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to see the picnic dresses too!

  3. You have a very sweet Mama. The quilt and pillow she made for your girls are adorable. Love the cowgirl fabric.

  4. That is so sweet of you mamma!
    Can’t wait to see the dresses.

  5. I ordered the Princess Cowgirl fabric from Ladybutton Fabrics online. Couldn’t resist it! Miss S. is always running around in her tutu and she got pink cowboy boots for her birthday!

  6. I love the quilt – it’s adorable! My girls are totally into cowgirls right now! I really appreciate all the hard work that goes into quilt-making – well done!

  7. That is so sweet! And a quilt isn’t exactly the quickest impulse project in the world, either.
    Can I buy this fabric somewhere that it would ship to Canada? Words cannot express how obsessed Nicole is with cowboys right now. She wears her huge pink rubber boots everywhere, calling them her cowboy boots. It’s hilarious.

  8. It’s adorable! So much love sent through fabric and thread. I see where you get your talent from! 🙂

  9. Those are super cute and good call Grandma on the scalloped stitch. I think it really sets the whole quilt off!
    My Granny made me quilts and even stuffed animals all through my life until she got to where she couldn’t any more and I cherish them all, especially my quilts!
    Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, enjoy your week!

  10. The quilt and pillow are just darling. Where did she get the fabric and do you have a pattern for the quilt? Thanks for all the great ideas. Carole

  11. Awesome. You & your girls are so lucky you have your Mom!!!