For her graduation gift, I decided to make her something Penn State, for her dorm. I found a fabulous (and free!) paper piecing pattern of the Nittany Lion logo on this site: http://www.fandominstitches.com/2011/05/sports.html. It looks great and was easy to follow. I had never done paper piecing before, and I figured I would just jump right in, feet first, with a difficult pattern.
First of all, paper piecing makes a huge mess!!
But I figured it out, and paper piecing really isn't as scary or difficult as people make it seem.
I love it!!! I added some borders and an envelope backing to make it fit a 16" pillow. I quilted it with a small stipple in matching thread.
This little munchkin couldn't resist some cuddle time with her Godmother's present! Such a little ham.
I finally had the chance to give Margaret her gift this past weekend, and she loved it! I'm sure it will find a place in her dorm room this fall.