Rather than appliqueing her name on the pillow, I thought I'd go with 'Dream Big' which seems a little more grown-up.
The floral patchwork and applique fabric is Japanese Lawn which is just so soft and delicate. I was reminded of the delicacy when I was sewing the squares together with too thick a needle and thread. The stitches were all a little bit puckered and not pretty at all. I changed over to finer thread and needle on my machine and hand no problems from there.
A little bit of quilting across the squares, and some straight lines on the cream canvas. I added a little bit of cotton lace trim (because cotton lace trim makes everything extra pretty) on the edges of the canvas. I finished the cushion top with some hand quilting along the edge of the trim (just because).
I finished this pillow with envelope style back and even added a little label.
I really hope she likes it and finds a space for it in her bedroom.