I finished my custom star pillowcases and am quite pleased with the results. The specifications to be met were as follows:
- White pillowcases (for bed pillows) each with a rainbow star that mirrored one another.
- Meandering quilting on the main panel of the pillowcases.
- An internal flap to hide the pillow when viewed from the side.
- The star moved closer to the open end instead of centering it on the main body section.
These pillowcases were a lot of work, but I think the finished product speaks for itself. I used a total of 71 different fabrics on the stars themselves and Kona White was used for the background cuff and backing.
I wasn’t sure if I would like the quilting on the front of these with no quilting on the cuff, but I think it ended up being a nice contrast. Additionally it ended up being a great small project to learn meandering on – and I love learning new ways to quilt!
Besides the meandering I also learned how to make an internal flap to hide the pillow. It was a simple process just requiring an extra 7″ of fabric and they hold the pillows in quite nicely.
I really enjoyed doing my first real commissioned work, and it was a good refresher on how I make the star blocks. I have a bunch of fabric scraps and I think a scrappy star quilt might be in order now.
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