Thursday, 17 March 2011

UFO Challenge

The number was drawn at the end of last month and it corresponded with the postage stamp pillowcases.  These were made from extra blocks leftover from the postage stamp quilt.

It had been a bit daunting thinking about getting these done for some reason, but doing it step by step, they came together quite easily.  I've come a long way since I made these, and the piecing was quite awful, but now they are finished, it doesn't seem to notice, unless you look for it, lol.

 It felt too mean to move Rumple out of the way to take photos, so I left here where she was.
I used some calico to back the postage stamp fronts and did some simple straight line quilting.  I then added a border to get enough width to fit the pillow and then bound the edge.  It was then a simple process of sewing on the back making sure I had the fold over going the right way.  The fabric I've used to do the pillowcases is the same as I used for binding the quilt, so they tie in very nicely.

All I need to do now, is to buy a lovely sheet so I can swap the duvet for the lighter quilt.  Warmer nights might be useful too.

9 comments:

loulee said...

You know I did away with my old duvet years ago. Now I layer. I have my big flat sheet, a couple of blankets which take turns and several quilts wich also take turns. When it was really cold I had a blanket and two quilts. In the summer, I have just one layer. So much more versatile than a duvet. :-)
Your pillows look great.

Terry said...

Great will make for a very pretty bed. Enjoy the warm weather.

Annie said...

Those look great! Did you use a lighter weight batting/wadding than what you would use on a quilt?

Elena said...

Wow! This is a lot of work! But the result looks gorgeous!

Tudy said...

You did a great job on them.

Terry said...

Congratulations! They look great! Your bedroom is going to be just lovely with those and the quilt on the bed! :0)

Angela said...

They look wonderful, and Rumple looks so comfy there! :)

karen said...

the squares are so tiny...it's gorgeous.

pendlestitches said...

These are just beautiful. Such painstaking work, but well worth the effort. Rumple is a sensible cat!