This is my latest creation, a pillow case made with this beautiful batik as the background. To make the central motifs, I first stitched Texture Magic to a piece of silk taffeta with variegated thread, then I shrunk it all to make the texture appear. Next, I reverse appliqued a piece of pink raw silk to frame it and again reverse appliqued the whole motif on the case.
I gave it to one of my daughters-in-law as a birthday present, and she liked it. I had already given her another pillow case last year, this one below
and this year she asked me for a companion, as apparently the first pillow felt lonesome.
I hope they enjoy their time together.