Finally, my lovely guild friend Lori (@gratitudequilts) revealed her tradition of making a pillowcase for students going off to college. That was perfect! I grudgingly dragged out my yard of purple "Floral Burst in Purple" Biology fabric by Sarah Watson for Cloud 9 Fabrics (grudgingly because it's one of my favorites right now and I knew she would adore it), plus some Alison Glass feathers and a light purple solid, and got to work using this tutorial from The Cottage Mama.
She also brought her Sister quilt to college... < 3
The pillowcase was super easy and fast, and the finish is so professional (French seams for the win! I love French seams). I washed it before sending it in a care package, and now Marisa can use it and think of me! I also included one of the tags Lori thoughtfully gifted me, hidden inside the folds of the pillow:
Thanks Lori! I'm lucky to have a friend like you.
"Siriusly" embroidery (an original design based on the ever-lovable Harry Potter character, Sirius Black)
"Tomorrow Night" mini quilt based on the movie Tangled
I'm about to start on her next mini quilt for her birthday in November, based on this picture. Tee hee. I'm so excited!