Then at the bottom corner I turned in and stitched down the corner. Followed by a running stitch all the way around securing down the excess linen backing. This is done so the inside of the hooked pillow cover is smoother when inserting the pillow stuffing.
Each of the corners are turned in and mitered; again, to make a smoother inside when it comes time to insert pillow stuffing.Turned inside out (below) is front of the pillow, and you can see the opening at the bottom. Also notice how the bottom corners have been stitched to contain the dimensions.
Flipped over you can see the back of the pillow.Tomorrow I have a doctor appointment so plan to take the un-stuffed pillow cover with me and do a little more work on it as I sit impatiently in the waiting room. They are NEVER on time at this doctor's office and need something to occupy my time...which is also valuable. I mean at my age I've less time to waste than they do.
So stay tuned for the installment 3 of the making of a pillow tomorrow afternoon. What you are looking at below is the space between the back and hooked front of the pillow cover. When I bring it home tomorrow it will have a primitive trim all the way around. It is a delightfully primitive technique that Betsy taught us in her class. Ah, I think I've got your attention.
Try to stay warm folks. These are some very frigid temperatures and with wind chill it is even colder. I pray that homeless people and stray animals can find shelter.