Bejeweled Quilts by Barb) I was prompted to make the pillowcases for my bed.
I had made one pair with some fabric I won. They go so well with a painting in my bedroom. If you click the link you will see my painting (yes I painted that) and the pillowcase.
This time I bought fabric for the project. I didn't buy the yellow fabric for the accent for the project, I cheated and grabbed a couple of strips out of a jelly roll. They don't match, but they go well together. I love sleeping on the pillowcaes I made before. So to have a pair for using on alternate washings, I made a second pair. I love them.
I don't fret that the pillowcases don't match the sheets. In case you haven't noticed I am not a person that matches things up and uses all one line of fabric in every quilt I make. Oh no. I mix it up. I like to add a little extra ZIP with a contrast. I must say that these will go wonderfully with my quilt. They are bright and cheerful and most of all FUN.
I used the "burrito" method to make these. I got the pattern from Quilted Forest.
I didn't think the instructions were real clear. Or maybe it is me, I don't generally do patterns, remember. I had seen this elsewhere on the internet and didn't quite get it. The "burrito" part had me confused before. Anyway, this time I figured it out and got them made. The first pair I did has exposed seams and they do string out some in the wash. These have all totally encased seams. yaay! I highly recommend making your own pillowcases.