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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

A Collection of Patchwork Pillowcases


modern Puppilalla Design Patchwork pillowcase cushion cover with stripes and velvet ribbons












Patchwork Pillowcases. Looking back, I have made quite a few of them by now, for they make such lovely presents. And whats more, they are quick to make and therefore fun fast projects. In the past I have hardly managed to snap a picture of the finished product, let alone the creative process, before wrapping them up and giving them away.

Flower Applique Pillowcase


A modern Puppilalla Design Patchwork pillowcase with flower applique


I made this pillowcase with the flower applique for my friend Hannah as you will have already guessed. The stripes on the left hand side are actually one flowery woven  and one green velvety ribbon that I machine applied to the background fabric.


A modern Puppilalla Design Patchwork pillowcase with flower applique




















I just love the green little woven ribbon to the left with its purple and blue flowers.


A modern Puppilalla Design Patchwork pillowcase with flower applique























And a close-up of the machine applied flower petals. With hindsight I would say, something was definitely amiss with the thread tension.



Modern Log Cabin Pillowcase

A modern Puppilalla Design Patchwork Log Cabin Pillowcase




And this beauty even made it all around the world to Sydney, Australia.

A modern Puppilalla Design Patchwork Log Cabin Pillowcase


The pretty modern log cabin block was made from scraps. I just love the fussy cut flower at the centre.

A modern Puppilalla Design Patchwork Log Cabin Pillowcase


Yes, I know, the eagle eyed among you will have spied that the background fabric - 'Grunge' in Mint by Basicgrey, which I love by the way - has NOT been ironed prior to sewing. 
I am entirely self-taught and it has not occured to me until recently, when I watched some online classes on Craftsy, that it might in fact be beneficial to do so. 



Lessons to take away for the future?
1. Ought to improve on documenting the crafting process around future sewing projects.
2. Should remember to iron fabrics prior to using them.


Fair enough, I promise to try.