(That's a commercially made quilted coverlet over the sheets.)
The pillowcases were hand embroidered with a forget-me-not design. The embroidered band was set off with a folded contrast band of fabric on each side and a sweet floral ruffle.
I love doing hand embroidery. It's so easy and relaxing and doesn't take too long to finish a project. These pillowcases were done with backstitch, French knots, and stem stitch, and I used DMC floss.
The flat sheet was given a pretty patchwork border, contrast banding, and a floral ruffle. The fabrics for this project were mostly from Moda.
The Forget-Me-Not Bedding Set by Crabapple Hill Studio that I used had great directions and was very easy to follow. Take a look at their website. There are 16 pages of embroidery and quilt patterns, and they're all so cute! I think I may order another pattern and get started on a project for myself.
Sara loved her gift and thought the sheets and pillowcases were really beautiful. The only trouble is, they're almost too pretty to use!