I made a pillowcase!
Truth be told, I was always a little afraid of making a pillowcase. It just wasn't 'my cup of tea'!
Imagine my surprise (or perhaps, dread!) when I received the e-mail saying that the Oconomowoc Quilt Guild will be collecting pillowcases filled with goodies for the soldiers overseas at the October meeting! A fellow member then sent an e-mail with instructions for a pillowcase but it left out the dimensions to cut the fabric. This lead me to surf the web and I found this pattern from the Quiltmaker Magazine. I was a little worried that the pillowcase might be too small as my fabric was only 40 inches wide. So I tried a 'standard' pillow...very roomy. So then I tried a 'queen' pillow...a little snug around the middle but still plenty long enough. The picture is with my queen pillow inside. I'm so happy that I did this! I will definitely make more of this style of pillowcase for the guild meeting and for Alycia's 'No Soldier Forgotten' Quilt Drive that I am making quilts to give. Here is Alycia's main blog link, as of this posting Alycia has collected 118 of 400 quits! WOW!
I enjoy trying new things and am always relieved when the new project works out :)