Thursday, December 20, 2007

sprucing up the house, part 2


pillowcases made from a vintage sheet bought at an estate sale

I love the mix of vintage and modern. Now I am wondering what took me so long to get around to sewing these pillowcases. I think I was able to make all three in a few hours, which includes interruptions. These look so much better than the khaki and navy cases we were using before.

I used a wonderful tip from this tutorial while making these. Sew a quarter inch seam around the raw edge to use as a guide for ironing. Such a time saving tip! Thank you Chara Michele.

One thing that I can cross off my list.

18 comments:

Anina said...

Cool! Those go with the quilt beautifully. The 1/4" seam idea is great.

Mama Urchin said...

Oooh, I love that combo too.

Katie said...

i love those floral fabrics. what a great idea. your home seems so cozy!

Katherine said...

Vintage and modern definitely works - your pillowcases look so pretty atop the Denisye Schmidt inspired quilt you made. Looks so inviting and homey.

Sara said...

Oh, they look so beautiful with that quilt...hmmm...who would have thunk it???

Linda said...

Lovely! I never find anything good when I try to go thrifting.

Roxanne said...

That is a beautiful combo! Classy, but comfy at the same time I think. Nice work! I might have to give that pattern a try.

Shannon said...

Beautiful colors! Everything goes together so well:)

Amy Jo said...

Looks great together!! I love the orange, and it makes the orange in the pillow just pop!!

Heather said...

Very pretty. You have an enviable eye for color.

sulu-design said...

Total agreement here about the mix of vintage and modern. What a lovely bed arrangement!

TAYLOR MADE designs said...

So pretty! I love the mix of vintage and modern too. Enjoy :)

Oiyi said...

I love the colors of that quilt. Thanks for linking to a great tip.

a friend to knit with said...

oh......i LOVE that mix too. old/new. i have been coveting my vintage sheet.....for either pillow cases or lounge pants. maybe i would have enought to do both! :)
all of those colors are just so pleasing to the eye.

AJ said...

That looks so inviting and you definately have a knack for photography as well.

Krista said...

Oh my, they are so pretty! You must have so much handmade lovely around your house!

Sherry said...

These are perfect with your quilt and shams. I love the mix of old and new as well. Beautiful!

Chara Michele said...

You are so welcome! That tip comes in very handy doesn't it:) I use it a lot too:)