Before Jen left to go back to school we made a trip to the quilt shop so she could get fabric for a few projects. While we were there she saw this moose fabric and wanted to make a pillowcase for her boyfriend from it. She ran out of time so I ended up making it.
We also found some “anatomy” fabric at the quilt shop and I couldn’t resist buying it to make a pillowcase for Bryan. Being a med school student I’m sure he already sees skeletons in his sleep so this fabric is perfect because the bones glow in the dark!
Over the years I’ve made a bunch of pillowcases but this one was a challenge. The fabric is directional so I needed twice as much as usual to make it. Then I realized that if I only used one seam in the body the print would be upside down on the back. So there is a seam on both the top and bottom. I had also selected a stripe to use for a contrasting flange and IT went in the wrong direction. It would be a really expensive pillowcase to buy 1-1/4 yards of fabric to get a 2” strip going in the right direction so I just skipped it. I made this more as a joke than anything else so I couldn’t justify any more time and expense. I hope Bryan thinks it’s funny!
I should be spending all day today sewing but I’m just not feeling inspired. I have a couple of tablerunners cut out and ready to sew and maybe piecing them will get the mojo going again. I sure hate to waste a free day!
mary pat van schyndel says
Love the pillowcases Rhonda…….especially the one for Bryan. It’s fun to make things for a joke as long as they won’t toss it. Have a great day.