Quilted Pillow Covers

Today I  finished two pillow covers that have been in the works for about two months now.

The pillow's were a  request from my daughter... she has brown/gray sofas and wanted a bit of greens and blues to cover two small toss pillows that came with  her furniture.  
I usually send a care package every two months that include many different items she just can't get in Guam.. spices, science projects (for my grandsons), alphabet noodles and a variety of things.  The pillows will be an added surprise.

For those of you that have been following  my never ending reno here in my town house, today I did not want to do anything.. my hand is tired from doing. Painting, sawing, hammering and so many things,  so I sat and sewed a simple quilt design together while I watched old movies.. was nice and relaxing.

 I had a solid turquoise fabric, her favorite color, that worked fine for the back of the cover. I  then added a simple cording around.  I did stuff the cover in case she might not think she can put her pillows in...  If I know her, she will leave them as is.

I have a helpful hint for anyone who uses a lot of cording... go into Walmart and in the hardware section you will find cording that is used for different projects... they sell 100ft for about  $3.00.  So much less than buying it in the fabric/craft store, and it's cotton and very washable.

There, pillows finished.  Now to get out and collect Easter items to make baskets for the boys.. get the box in the mail.  I normally just get a lot of candy items that she will not find there.  The commisary carries a minimum and I know she so appreciates what I send.  She said they "don't have peeps"... imagine, no peeps!

"Have a great Sunday Everyone"

I'm linking to

Saturday Night Special

Lovely Crafty Weekend 

Sew Cute Tuesday 



Granny said...

Oh Sandy, those pillows are gorgeous. Love the colors you chose and the cording is the perfect finishing touch.

What? No peeps, that's almost unheard of. How can they have Easter baskets without peeps in them? lol

Misty said...

Sandy...I love those pillows!! Sorry about the link not showing up earlier! It's been on and off all day for some reason!

Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!