Puttin’ on the Ritz Pillow Sham

I am very excited to post today because I just finished a pillow sham for my favorite 2 year old girl.  Late last year I fell in love with the fabric line “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Moda.  I asked my friend, the mother of the 2 year old, what she might like made out of the fabric.  She recommended a pillowcase because the big girl bed transition is happening soon.  Oh, and this is the same family I made the Christmas stockings for, remember?  So yes, I decided that would be very easy.

I stared at the fabric for awhile, trying to decide how I could incorporate the cotton charm pack squares, a yard of ruffly trim, and a yard of pink satin into a pillowcase.  I decided the satin had to be attached to fusible interfacing to make it more stable.  That was easy.  And I laid out the pink squares into a rectangle that I liked.  From there the project just came together naturally.  How nice not to follow a pattern!  And I did not have to make any trips to Joann’s for this project.  I had pink thread, quilt batting, and two white tea towels to attach to the back to make it a true pillow sham.  Cannot wait to see the little girl’s reaction this coming weekend!



And of course this sewing project means I get to update my stash report for week 3:

Used this Week: 2 yards
Used year to Date: 2 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 0 yards
Net Used for 2012: 2 yards

This project just made my week!  So pleased with the results.  Now on to the knitting I need to finish!


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