I needed some leaders and enders s I worked on the backs for the Food Quilt #2 and the Box Full of Letters quilt. I still have several Christmas pillowcases to make AND college care package pillowcases to make for the Young Man so I decided that pillowcases would be my leaders and enders.It is much easier to use mindless squares, but I didn’t have any prepared (make a to do list note) so it had to be pillowcase. I did a bit of putting together the Field Day quilt, but not much.
I finished three pillowcases, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but it is progress.
First, I have finished one of the Christmas pillowcases with fabric that I bought at a shop in the South Bay (forgot the name, sorry!) which I really like. The colors are cheerful and one take on the modern Christmas palette. I really like the way designers are using pink and aqua and turquoise for Christmas now. Yes, it will look dated in 10 years (remember mauve?), but I still like it. Choosing fabrics for the cuffs is always a problem for me. Not sure why. I thought this dot worked with the brown in the gingerbread houses and added a little fun fun.
Next, I made one of the college care package pillowcases. This one will be for Halloween. I don’t plan on sending giant care packages every month, but a little something every month or so will be fun. Hallowe’en is good time to fill a box with rubber spiders, mini-Snickers, spider webs and plastic ants.
I found this skeleton fabric at the Fabricworm and knew the YM would appreciate the Halloween fun. The cuff is made from an old Jennifer Sampou print from her Art Nouveau line. It has been laying around much too long and I think it works fine with the skeletons. It isn’t perfect, but it is ok and the YM won’t care.
I am feeling a lot better about my pillowcases now. They are a uniform size and I can make them quickly.
The last pillowcase is another for the Christmas series. I found some Frozen fabric and decided to use it to make a fun case for one of the littlest nephews. I think the orange I picked for the cuff makes for one of the best cuffs ever. Hopefully, this will delight a little boy.
I still have to make a pillowcase for his sister and she will get one from the Frozen fabric line, too. Once hers is done I can get the family’s ready to send off.
4 thoughts on “Pillowcases”
I’m glad I’m not the only one that will use any size seam for a “leader” or “ender.”
Your fabrics are perfect together.
Thanks for the vote of confidence!
Yes, anything that has the potential to be a leader and ender is fair game!
I make pillowcases for fast gifts and for donations. I first heard about them through you. Just think how many people have benefited because one quilter on the coast, knew this other quilter from the North, West, and now South?
I love your pillowcase cuffs. They pair quite well with their prints!
I love skeleton prints, and macabre prints, and dark prints, and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.
I have been getting major therapy in my studio these days. I don’ know how you get so much done AND work full time too. As I’ve said before, you ARE an inspiration!
Thanks. We all do what we can do. I am glad that I have inspired you to make pillowcases. Like many people say, that is the beauty of the Internet. Thanks for reading!
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