As mentioned in this post I recently received some lovely fabric scraps in the mail as part of the Scrap Bag Swap 2012.
I used some of these scraps, along with some scraps of my own (mainly leftovers from Isabelle’s quilt) to make this patchwork/ quilted pillowcase for Isabelle.
I wanted to somehow tie in Isabelle’s quilt (which is shown folded in the second photo) with the thrifted duvet I restyled a while back. Her quilt is made of soft tones, while the duvet is a bit brighter – so I made the pillowcase a combination of the two.
This project was inspired by this pin.
I took a bit of a shortcut by making the patchwork top and then quilting it to the front of an existing pillowcase. But what I saved in time, I made up for in fiddly-ness. (It was hard work trying to fit my sewing machine right in the depths of the pillowcase!)
All in all, I’m pretty happy with the result though.
Not bad for a combination of thrifted and homemade bedding, I think!
Another thing I made yesterday was my blog button – see that thing on the left hand side, just above the followers? Feel free to grab one for your blog if you like. I am in no way computer geek savvy – but this 'how to' made it really simple! (It’s still weird to me to think of something not tangible/ in the ‘real world’ as a creation… but I guess it is!)
Joining in with our creative spaces.