I've been out of the studio for a few weeks, both because of travel, and because of having some work done in both the sewing studio upstairs and the wet (dyeing) studio in the basement. I was finally able to uncover the machine again to do some sewing, but needed something small to help me get in gear; I had finished up a couple of larger quilts just before the work was done, and didn't feel I could jump right into the next big project. So I decided to make up some more pillowcases for my bed. The ones on the right are duplicates of a pair I made out of the fabric used for the 4-patch stacked posie quilt below, which is on my bed. (The blocks are all made from the fabric used for the main body of the pillowcase.)
These pillowcases are fun to make. They would seem like a nice gift for friends, but I don't usually know anyone's bed linen decor, or whether they would like pillowcases that contrast with their sheets. So, here's my giveaway deal--write a comment for this post (can be as simple as "I'd love two pillowcases"), include your e-mail address (can be spelled with "at" instead of @ if you want to avoid spam possibilities) and I'll figure a way to choose an entry at random. I'll get to hear from readers who don't usually comment, and one of you will get two pillowcases with a fabric of your choice--my treat! (Details of fabric choice will be worked out with whoever wins the draw.) You have until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30 to leave a comment.