A Birthday Pillowcase

>> Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another niece, another birthday!
This time I made a pillowcase.

I used the piano key band free pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting's 1 million pillowcase challenge. Click on this link to the free pattern page. To find out more, here is the link to the main info page.

Each side of the pillowcase uses a different print.
My mom gave me this animal fabric from her stash. She doesn't even sew anymore!
Then I pulled strips from my stash that I thought went well with it. I had some leftover of the yellow print and I used strips of it to unify the border.

This photo was 'key' {pardon the pun!} to my piecing success. I laid out my strips in the order I wanted and took the photo. I referred back to it several times as I sewed the strips together to keep them in this order.
{I think I ended up pulling that really bright pink and sewing 2 yellow strips beside each other, but that was a design change because I had to cut my pillow to the size of my fabric pieces and used a 1/4 inch seam allowance so my band was initially too long.}

Happy 3rd Birthday, Niece #4!

With Joy,

Sarah Vee


Katy July 6, 2011 at 4:27 AM  

Well done it looks great! Love the tortoises :D


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