Saturday, 27 April 2013

Henry Fish is off the list

Well, not the quilt. But I have managed to get the pillow case ALL DONE. Don't scoff - you must let me be proud of my little achievements!

This is to be a Mother's Day gift while I continue to procrastinate on the epic task that is basting and quilting the quilt. I think it looks pretty cute and was a good way of using up all the 2.5" strip scraps I had left over from the quilt. Perfect for jelly roll scraps I guess too.

If you can't be bothered working out the measurements yourself, this little baby took 42 pieces 2.5" x 4.5", which were sewn into 6 columns of 7. I then pressed the seams open and sewed the columns together. It was sashed with a white border, again 2.5" wide. I ended up with a pillow case approximately 28" x 18", which seems pretty standard. You could put a wider border on for a larger pillow or if you like a flatter look. I prefer a puffy pillow!

I have backed and bound this with the same DS fabric I have for the quilt. The quilting was some straight line borders on the sashing and stippled over the patterns. I'm sew happy (groan - but who can resist a sewing pun, right?).

In case you are wondering, mother doesn't read the blog. I figure she can't know about it until Henry Fish is done. But then she will know how much I whined and complained about it, so she may never be told!

In other news, hubby has been designing his zombie quilt pattern. It's hilarious. It turns out that us quilters don't just whip things together and they miraculously turn out right. Who knew? But that's a story for another day!


Sara said...

Your hubby is designing his own pattern??! Good for him and good for you having HIM do it-lol!

Gorgeous pillow!!

Tessa @ TheSewingChick said...

Beautiful pillow! I love the colors in those fabrics!

Glinda ♥ said...

Very nice, I think you should make Mother read through all your posts when it's finished!

Couch Meow said...

I adore that fish. Oh that is fantastic! I love your sense of color!

Renee said...

Lovely pillow! The quilting works so well with the fabrics!