Monday, December 31, 2012

Pillowcases for Newtown

Via Facebook, I found out about the pillowcase drive The Quilter's Corner was having for the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School.  My very modest stash consists of mostly fat quarters and a few half yard cuts.  Peg from Sew Fresh Fabrics so generously sent me some yardage to make pillowcases for the Newtown survivors.  I had some half yards that surprisingly coordinated with what she sent and this is the result.  Like she said, it felt good to do something tangible to help.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Open Wide feather pouches

Hi!  A quick rundown of what I've been up to lately.

Some strip piecing

Led to a lot of these, scaled down versions of Anna Maria Horners featherbed pattern
Some patchwork
Pretty pouches for Christmas gifts.
A few tweaks need to be made with feather placement, but I like it!
The other side
I think I'm keeping the yellow one for myself :^)  I used Noodlehead Anna's Open Wide Pouch tutorial.  It was fun to make these and I hope the recipients liked their gifts.
Next year I will start my handmade Christmas sewing in July.  Maybe, just maybe, I will be done in time.