For those of you wondering about cutting fabric with your Cricut, it works great. My experience is that a new blade and decent mat will do the trick. I also recommend keeping your images simple, you will definitely get tearing if your image is too detailed.
I also recommend making your material piece a couple inches larger than your image and be sure to use Heat'N'Bond. I place my material on the mat and then adjust the cut mat, so that I have at least an inch all around my design. I have found if I cut too close to the edge it will sometimes pull my fabric up and make a mess of the cut, especially on curved lines.
I used my Explore for the monogram and details on the owl pillows. The pillows themselves were cut using a pattern I found on Pinterest from "The Eternal Thread" .
My granddaughter is only 2 1/2 years old, so she wasn't really impressed with the quilt, but she loved her little owl pillows. She chose to sleep with them instead of her pillow.
I am back in my craft room catching up on projects. I will be having more to share in the following weeks. It's time to get started on the holidays.
Till next week