Monday, January 26, 2009
How I Spent The Weekend
I promised Jackie in December I'd make some pillowcases for a charity she supports.
So I spent Saturday afternoon cutting and sewing. I figured this would be a good project as I am also caring for a pet who is terminally ill with cancer. While I am in no way equating sick children with sick animals, my efforts seemed to dovetail nicely.
I've made 8 so far and I must say the instructions she sent are easy to follow and produce a great finished product. You first sew the body of the case to the cuff which also hides the seam. Quite ingenious! Then you sew a French seam along the sides which makes everything so tidy. Ingenious again!
Here's my stack.
I had to share a picture of the selvedge on one of the fabrics I used. I love the typo!
On Sunday afternoon I cut out some homespun for making cornerstones
for this quilt that's been on my design wall too long.
Here's a look at the sashing fabric I'm using. Darker than planned but it's out of the stash!
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Oh Marianne, be still my heart! The pillowcases are fantastic and I am truly touched. The kids will be thrilled! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! I love them all.
The homespun quilt is great. This is not normally my palette, but it so works for me. I love the sashing you chose. Fantastic!
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