I had the fabric -- finally
I had trouble co-ordinating with it for some reason. I had the navy and chose a lighter grey -- almost white -- for the other one, but in the end it just didn't cut it with me. I went back to The Oakville Sewing Centre and bought the "blue" fabric and was much happier.
I told myself to smarten up and then I took another evening to cut everything out.
Placement was an issue because I wasn't making a pillow. I didn't want the snowmen too high or too low. I wanted them perfect in the right spot, so I did some measuring and I didn't write it down. I know they are about 8 1/2" from the bottom. Which presented another problem.
The pattern called for 3 1/2" squares alternating between two fabrics. I chose the blue and the same as the fabric for the body of the case. However, I wanted to introduce the dark blue I was using for the cuff. In the end I cut my squares 4 1/2" and then trimmed them back so they are actually rectangles.
The blue strip I sewed between the snowmen and the squares.
Our pillows are long, so I made the body about 28" and then added 5" cuffs. Finally the pillows are inside the case and not hanging out the ends.
We are ready for next winter.
By the way, the pattern is from The Quilt Patch in Moose Jaw. They do take online orders.
Two done and ready for next winter.
Gee I should have pressed those before I took the photo!
I have a wee tip for you today.
I know it's been awhile.
My friend, Alicia, who lives out in northern California recently posted a photo of a little project she made
to control that "run away" foot peddle. The link is posted below.
As we purchased a lot of this "stuff" while we were camping, I know it is available at RV stores and some marinas. Maybe you can find it in dollar stores, but -- and of course there is a but -- buy the best you can find. It really is worth the extra money.
We found that out the hard way.