Monday, October 26, 2009

Sewing for charity and nature's beauty

I started making some pillowcases for a couple different charities. I have a lot of pieces cut but don't have the right combinations figured out for most of them. I got 3 sewn together yesterday. This is the view from my kitchen window. The redbud leaves have all fallen and now I can see my maple tree. I love the red tree in the distance too.
The viburnum is pretty again this year but has lost half of the leaves already.
I dumped the birdseed that was in the bottom of the feeders because it had gotten wet and I was afraid it would get moldy if I just poured new seed on top. This squirrel thinks he has hit the jackpot.
When I showed the quilts from the Disappearing 9 patch class I mentioned that I didn't have a very good picture of this one that turned out so pretty. She brought it to my Saturday class so I could try again. This close up shows how pretty the fabrics are.
I took this picture outside but again I think the beiges look washed out even in the daylight.
Guess what our weather is going to be, more rain! The farmers are never going to get their crops in if we don't get a dry week pretty soon.


SewLindAnn said...

I love your blog, and am trying to spend some time going thru your older posts. It's all very inspiring. I saw that you mentioned a book a few times, but I don't know the name. And recently the posts of the students strips cut into triangles. Are more details somewhere in blogland? I couldn't find any other reference to making it. Thanks for your help.

Anonymous said...

your pillow cases are so bright and cheerful. Sure to brighten someones nights ;-)

Maria said...

Someone will love to put thier head down on your beautiful pillowslips. I really enjoy doing charity things.
The Fall in the USA is so
pretty, very different from us in Australia.
The squirrel is so cute.

Wendy said...

Great pillowcases, and amazing fall color! We have a little bit of fall color, but nothing at all like that -

Kate said...

These pillow cases are a wonderful idea!! This gives me a good idea of what I can do with some of the fabrics that don't work for current quilts but need to be used up and would be PERFECT for pillow cases. :)

Anonymous said...

Great Monday post ! Full of inspiration, from your pillow case ~ nature ~ students work.


Cathi said...

Great shot of the squirrel enjoying the bonanza of bird seed!!
I love the student's quilt -- lovely vibrant reds!

julia said...

Good for you, doing charity sewing. I haven't made the blankets that I have promised to make yet. I'd better get busy!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,

Your student's quilt is very pretty; it also looks huge (is it going to be bed size?)
We're looking at the rain and thinking "when can we get those leaves up?" Bagging wet leaves is not fun.
Vicky F

Jackie said...

The pillowcases look great! I am sure they will be well loved. Your outside looks like my outside. Although today we had a pretty nice day. Love the disappearing nine patch!

Marilyn said...

Such beautiful colors on your post today! I really like your student's disappearing nine patch and how the blocks go diagonally.

QuiltSue said...

Beautiful trees.

A disappearing 9-patch is definitely in my future. In fact, I'm planning to do one next.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Beautiful photos and quilts. You have been busy.