This fabric was purchased in Appleton while helping my Mom during her second knee replacement. I made these pillowcases on May 4th, 2016 and gifted them to my Mom on Mother’s Day. As with with most gifts I make for my Mom, she either puts them away or gives them back. So, when we set up her new furniture in the Douglas house, we placed them on her bed. Now I just need to make a better quilt for her bed.
Oh how I love to make pillowcases… This one is even more special as it has a beautiful, soft quilted cuff. I used every last inch of 6 FQ’s for the cuff on the pillowcase and the Happy Blocks on the quilt.
The body of the pillowcase is the most delightful fabric called “Whimsy”, A “Fresh Water Designs” collection from E.E. Schenck Company. I used this same fabric for the backing on the baby quilt for Kaylee, “Happy Blocks in the Garden of Whimsy”.
The label for the quilt was created from the backing fabric as well using the selvage edges as finished edges for the label.
The quilt and pillowcase are ready to be boxed and shipped to Indianapolis.
It was a low budget Christmas for us this year. We always celebrate on Christmas Eve with a buffet. I usually leave the toy giving for the grandkids to their Mom and Dad and Aunt and Uncle. The grandkids received a new pillow with a hand-made pillowcase along with a new pair of PJ’s. They both got a zip-up fleece jacket, and a charm bracelet for Ellie and a Lego kit for Troy. Our daughters and son-in-laws received a board game, Settlers of Catan, and socks. My hubby received a new pillowcase. I, of course, received a Holiday Barbie and a Danielle Steel novel. Yeah!
Gifted Geometric (top) to Michelle/Hedgehog&Dinosaur (middle) to Troy/Fairies&Princess (bottom) to Ellie
Gifted Flowers to Linda
Gifted Plaid to Mike
Gifted Peppermint Candy to me!
Somewhere I lost the pillowcases for our youngest daughter’s room. I had used them in the motorhome this past January and July however the motorhome is now in Tennessee so I could not look for them. We had our friends stay the night so I had a whip up a pair with some fabric I had purchased during the 2015 Row by Row shopping spree. I also made pillowcases for our oldest daughter’s room too.