In honor of Star Wars day this past week (May the 4th be with you!), I decided it would be fun to do a Star Wars post. I think I’ve included a little something for everyone. Here goes:
Our son and grandsons are currently into Star Wars. In fact, for Trey’s second birthday a Star Wars theme cake was requested from grandma (I’m better at quilting, but I do enjoy decorating a cake every so often).
For Willy’s 9th birthday, I decided to pick up some fun Star Wars fleece, sew it into a checkerboard throw, add a pillow pocket and voilá – a Star Wars flillow,
You may be confused – A Flillow??? Where did that come from? Please let me explain:
Years ago I got hooked on making Quillows. You may remember that these were a hot gift item: A lap sized quilt with a pillow pocket centered on the bottom of the quilt back. When open it was a snuggly quilt,
but with a little folding and tucking it became a pillow.
These were wonderful for keeping in the car for emergencies or an impromptu picnic. They were also great for kids to take on a sleepover because, when folded into a pillow, there was room for a pair of pj’s and a toothbrush in the pocket.
Recently I was snuggling under a “no-sew” fleece throw our daughter had gifted us many years ago,
and it occurred to me that it could become a Flillow (my own invention: a fleece-quilt-pillow) by adding a pocket to the back!
It worked great! And the Flillow was born. Willy’s was the second one I made.
Now back to Star Wars:
Last year I saw a pattern on the internet for crocheted Star Wars characters. I sent the link to my Mom. She’s amazing at crocheting and reading patterns. Trey got the stormtrooper and Yoda for his birthday and Sommer got Leah and Luke (complete with light saber) for hers.
The kids love them!
So there you have it a post that contains both Star Wars and handcrafts. I hope you enjoyed it.
Do you have a quillow from the past? Do you have a fleece throw just crying to be a flillow? Let me know 🙂 !
And one last note – to view the winners from Quilt Week in Paducah, including the Viewer’s Choice awards announced after the show ended, go to: http://www.aqsblog.com/aqs-quiltweek-2017-spring-paducah-winners