|Love that fabric with the handwriting on it.|
This really is a quilt that is as much about texture as visual effect. There are flannels, courdroy, linen, and super-soft shot cottons all mixed together.
I repaired (re-made) my first pillow cover yesterday. Our dogs got ahold of my aunt's special pillow that her sister gave her. I wish I had a "before" picture of this to show you, but just picture large piles of fluff and shreds of fabric spread across the pasture. It was one of those straw-that-broke-the-camel's-back kind of moments. Thinking (foolishly) "how hard can it be?" I offered to repair it for her.
In the end I stabilized what was left of the front with iron-on stabilizer, trimmed off the ruined bits, and made a new back. I found everything I needed in the remnants bin at WalMart and I was pleasantly surprised by how well the envelope-back turned out. I even sewed some piping around the edge.
|New pillow, only slightly smaller than the original.|
Off to quilt, I can't wait to get this one done! Hope you week is going well!