June 26, 2013

Pillowcases--including a giveaway!

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.)

I had also recently gotten a bit of some lovely Kaffe Fassett "shirt stripes" fabric for a couple of napkins, and had liked it so much that I ordered more for pillowcases, as I think these will look nice on the bed also-- the cases on the left.  Here's a detail that shows the fabrics better:

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.