Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Pillowcases

Some years ago when novelty pillowcases were a brand new thing in this area I made one for each of my children. Then my husband got one. (One of the kids has a wizard print on the cuff of his, DH's features a music print.) At the time I couldn't find a print I liked well enough and that felt personal enough to bother making one for myself. Lately all the prints I've considered were directional, in the wrong direction. Well, I finally found a print I like that isn't directional. The challenge was to find a compatible print for the cuff!

Ta daa:

What's ironic is that the cuff fabric is the same print I used for the body of a pair of pillowcases I made for our bed way back then. I just hope this doesn't crunch too loudly when I lay my head on it! ;- )

While I was at it I made up a pillowcase out of the fairy print DD bought with Miss M in mind. It goes perfectly with the her current favorite book! (DarlinigDaughter loves fabric but doesn't really sew yet.)



And just to prove that cats aren't the only ones who help out when quilters are auditioning blocks for position in a quilt top:

7 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

dehm bones dehm bones dehm bones... the head bones connected to the neck bone.... Yup I'd never get to sleep with the song running through my head! :-)

Barbara C said...

I'm glad to know dogs area as interested in quilting as cats. You've got a cute pooch there.

Quirky said...

I love the skull fabric. The trim is a great contrast, too. The dog is a little cutie and looks very much at home helping you quilt!

Cher said...

quite the unique pillowcase! hey, love that book-but could not catch the first name of the author...my gd is an Alice-so I think I should buy this book for her-good to see you having fun making something for yourself!

Sharon said...

Love your new pillowcase! I too have trouble finding a print that I love enough to go to the trouble of making a pillowcase for myself. I make lots for other people! And your puppy looks so cute, helping with the quilt blocks. BTW, your fungly blocks look great!

Anonymous said...

As Josh would say, "Coolio" pillowcases! Hurrah for Riley's appreciation of fine arts. love, Carol B. Rexburgio.

freebird said...

Is your dog a poodle? Part? He sure looks it to me. Oh, sorry this post is about quilting and stuff. That's what happens when a dog gets in the picture! It's interesting how you went from skulls to fairies! I think your fungly quilt looks super; I couldn't find the ugly.