Sunday, May 26, 2013

One of My Favorite Flowers... the pansy.   I've made more blocks for my one day queen-sized quilt.   Hmmmm...I think I need more dark purple and a place for the eyes to rest.   Busy, busy, busy. 

I won a sharp crochet hook some time ago from a giveaway on Amy's Sew Incredibly Crazy blog and along with some variegated purple/green crochet cotton, a vintage pillowcase stamp I inherited and a book on edgings from the thrift store...

...I decided to make some pillowcases to go with the someday pansy quilt.  The sharp crochet hook easily went through the pillowcase dots I marked every 1/4 inch to make the foundation stitches and then I changed to a size 6 crochet hook to finish the edging.  I wish I had taken a better photo of the edging. It must have flipped up during the photo shoot. Embroidery is stitched with 3 strands of DMC embroidery thread. 

Linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's Quilts.   She has some links to hand quilting inspiration this week that I'm going to review when I get the chance. Heaven knows I need help with my hand quilting and I don't know anyone personally that can teach me. 


Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I used to crochet a lot of doilies and always wanted to try attaching edges to cotton fabric, as on a pillow case. I may try this on my bed sheet, they don't seem to make them long enough anymore, so adding some quilt blocks or some embroidery and some crocheted edging is a wonderful solution.

Quilter Kathy said...

Pretty pillowcases! My aunt used to edge pillowcases in this way...I still have a couple of them. Thanks for linking up!