Monday, July 1, 2013

Pigeon Love!

Recently the fabric line Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems for Cloud9 Fabrics was released. For me it was love at first sight! I couldn't wait to get my hands on some and sew with it! I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story. I'm also linking up with Finish it Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts. I hope it's not cheating to link up to two things. ;)

I snagged these three to work with. My oldest daughter and I would frequently take them out to admire them.

Then I got to work and made these lovelies...

First I made this awesome Divided Basket from Noodlehead. Oh my goodness it is fabulous! A few months ago I would have never attempted something so 3D, I was scared of anything not a quilt, but this went rather well!

Here's the other side without the pocket. I just adore these pigeons!

The pattern has the option of adding fusible fleece to make it more stiff, which I did, and it turned out great! Here it is holding some diapers and wipes which will be its job from now on. For a size comparison these are size four diapers so pretty large. The basket is a really nice size for anything you'd want to put in it.

I loved it so much I made another one! One for upstairs and one for down. Looking at the pattern for the fabric handles I was sure they'd be too small but they are perfect even for my extra large hands.
 I had some fabric left over and decided to make my daughters day by creating her something...

She got this fancy extra-large zipper pouch. It is 11" by 14" and will be perfect for her school supplies next year. The squares at the top were cut out of the divided baskets to help make the box pleats. I thought they'd just be perfect for the pouch.

Here it is with some props because it's just so cute! She is so excited and can't wait for school to start so she can show all her friends her fabulous pouch.

I lined the inside with a plain gray. I sure love the fun color of that zipper and how it perfectly matches the pigeons!
I still have 21" left of the pigeons and have no idea what I'm going to make next but I'm sure it will be fabulous. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very nice little projects! Don't you just love it when your kids are excited about something you made? :-)

  2. So cute! I have this pattern too, and I really need to make one of those baskets soon!

  3. How fun! I love those baskets and you are so sweet for making her such a special treat for your daughter!

  4. I love that fabric - and I have that pattern. I was thinking about it last night in fact as I think I will use it for a friend as she is also expecting :-)

  5. Super cute Julie! The Pigeon rocks.

  6. My youngest son loves The Pigeon. Can you tell me where to find this fabric online? Thanks. BTW - I love your baskets. I'm too scared to try anything 3D yet. Maybe someday.


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