Christmas Pillowcases All Year ‘Round

Now that Christmas is over, I can show you the pillowcases I made for my twin sister Diane and her husband Ed:


The cases are made for a king size bed so they measure a generous 20″ x 33″. I am so in love with that floral fabric; it’s from a 2010 line for Henry Glass Fabrics called “At Home for Christmas” designed by Heather Mulder Peterson of Anka’s Treasures. It’s been in my stash for years. Knowing I would be using most of it, I scoured the Internet looking for more and even contacted Heather to see if she still had some in her shop; alas, it is gone.

I confess it was really hard to cut into that fabric but I knew that pillowcases made from it would look wonderful in Diane and Ed’s master bedroom:

The colors are Christmas-y but the prints are not, making the pillowcases appropriate for use all year round.

I had one other thing in mind when I chose the fabric. In the picture below you can just get a glimpse of a quilt on the wall:


It’s Midnight in the Garden, one of my very favorite quilts, made from my pattern 4-Patch Wonder:

I gave the quilt to Diane for her 60th birthday a few years ago and I get to see it whenever I travel to Georgia to visit her. I figured the pillowcases would complement her quilt very nicely. And they do, don’t they?!

 

 

 

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10 Responses to Christmas Pillowcases All Year ‘Round

  1. Glenda DeMoss says:

    I LOVE your quilt AND the pillowcases! They are perfect together!

  2. Diane says:

    Do I ever know the love Dawn must have felt to use this irreplaceable fabric in the spectacular pillowcases so perfect for our master bedroom. Her creations that grace our home provide such a unique style! Thank you, Nubs!

  3. Colleen says:

    Your pillowcases are beautiful. And they definitely do go very well in her room.

    (As an aside: Are you really telling me that Midnight in the Garden has been a UFO in my sewing room for that long?! Oh no. 🙁 )

    • Dawn says:

      You have all of the Four-Patch Wonder blocks made, Colleen. Now all you have to do is frame them and sew the blocks together!

      • Colleen says:

        I remember being so intimidated by the thought of doing that, LOL! I was sure I would never be able to get them all perfectly squared up. After conquering my nemesis (1/4 sq. triangles) framing those blocks will be soooooo easy :).

  4. Sandy says:

    The quilt is gorgeous and the pillowcases work great with it. Your sister is so lucky to get such beautiful gifts from you.

  5. Stephani in N. TX says:

    You do nice work. That quilt is glorious, complemented nicely by pillow covers.

  6. Vickie Rooks says:

    The pillowcases turned out very well. The bedroom looks like a high end hotel suite.

  7. Claudia McCarter says:

    Wonderful!

  8. Lisa says:

    Beautiful fabric choice, as always! Very easy on the eye when looking at quilt, too! Just lovely!

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