Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Gift #2 of 10 - pillowcase
I present to you Gift #2. This was also a special request. It is a pillow case for a body pillow. I had planned to use the blanket that I bought on Black Friday, but the Gift Recipient took it with her to school. While I was tempted to steal another blanket from the bed, I decided to save myself a potential family feud and use backing fabric instead. I don't have a lot of yardage, since I generally buy fat quarters. Backing I generally buy after the quilt is done, so the pickings were slim.
It does have an Asian flavor - that muted orange is the color I think of when I think of Asian fabrics, don't really know why. It looks more pink on my computer and more orange in real life. I've seen plenty of Asian fabrics in other colors. If you don't think it is Asian-ish, don't worry about it. I once bought a Southwestern fabric when I needed something African-ish. This is the only available fabric and it has to work even if it isn't Asian-ish. I grabbed the other fabrics quickly, without giving myself time to debate whether they properly coordinate, but I think it looks pretty good overall.
This is the first time I've made a pillowcase, and I did it properly, with french fold to eliminate ugly seams. You should be especially proud of me, because I made the mistake, yelled at the fabric, and fixed it all in one day. I don't have the body pillow to make sure the size is right, so I hope it fits!
Edited to add: This post is a part of Sew and Tell Friday that Amy is sponsoring. Please click on her name to see more Sew and Tell blog posts by bloggers around the world. And if you are here from her post, please feel free to look around my blog. I'm making 10 gifts, and the pillowcase is the most simple one so far.