A small scrap bundle of stripe fabric has been sitting on my cutting table since finishing my stripe quilt earlier this month, awaiting my next move - use it or bin it.
I love working with these stripey fabrics, and this time decided to cut the fabric pieces on the diagonal (off-grain); more wasteful (of fabric) than anticipated but a fun variation. I did have to call upon some stash fabrics to add variety.
The finished product is a pillow cover, basted and quilted with edge to edge diagonal lines (cross-hatched). One of the great things about a small project is that the basting is not a chore, and the quilting is no hassle. It goes a long way in re-setting my enthusiasm for making larger quilts.
The pillow cover includes a zippered side seam for easy insert removal and cleaning.
For the back of the pillow cover I have used heavier weight home decorator fabric from the Authentic collection by Sweetwater which I have been zealously hoarding for the right project. This was it! My fabric motto for 2013 is Use it or Lose it!
I have listed this pillow cover in my Etsy Store.
You can find the listing here: Modern Patchwork Pillow Cover.
A nice way to end this Australia Day long weekend as well as start a new week.Rita
Reclaimed Striped Fabrics