Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pillowcase day

Yesterday was sewing circle at church so I spent the morning washing, pressing, and cutting fabric for our pillowcase project.

Here are 14 finished pillowcases.  We have another 10 at different stages of construction.  We will meet again in 2 weeks to finish them and a few more for our donation to a domestic abuse shelter.

Here are 9 of the little log cabin blocks.  They are 6.5" blocks.

Here are the other 8 blocks.  They are 7" square.  I have a couple more that would be best cut at 7.5" so that the outside strips would be at least 1/4" wide.  I think I will put these away until I have some more scraps of the right size to work with.

Here is the group of too small to sew scraps.  How can I throw away these little jewels?  I bagged them and put them in the container with the rest of the scraps.  I just know there will be a use for them some day.


Sewing Junkie said...

Never to small. But yes I know it can be very small. The blocks are very interesting. I have containers of small pieces also. So this is a good inspiration to try some of your piecing technics. Have to stay in today with the storms going through. Chris

Julie Bagamary said...

The pillow cases will be such a blessing. And the tiny remnants....oh I agree...there will be a use for them :)

Jackie said...

Pillowcases just have to be some of the easiest things to make, yet bring so much comfort to many. Love the log cabin blocks. Those scraps are definitely tiny!! Can't wait to see what you will do with them.

True Blue Nana said...

I am crazy about your log cabin blocks. I am finishing up a couple of projects and would love to do some log cabin blocks.

hetty said...

Absolutely love your little log cabin blocks! I have a container full of tiny squares, just like you do. And I can't throw them away either.

Donna~~ said...

Wanda you do so much, I get tired! (Or maybe I am just tired ;)) I heard somewhere that you can use the little pieces to make a scarf (you sew them over some sort of backing web stuff?) Your log cabin blocks are great!

karenfae said...

love the little blocks they are looking so good.

Anonymous said...

Monday's post: Your photo's of the maple trees are gorgeous.

I agree, pillow cases are easy to make but they make a HUGE impact on those in need at the shelter.

Those log cabin blocks are full of brilliant drama. Don't put it away for too long.

I can't believe you are not stitching on those pieces "too small to sew" right now. You are the only one I know that can stitch on a quarter inch piece and make it look great. ☺


JoAnne said...

Use those small pieces for a ticker tape quilt. Love the log cabin blocks!

QuiltNCards said...

You must be retired... you are so busy! <3 your little log cabins, well for that matter <3 everything you blog about! Terri

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

i've posted about the pillowcase challenge at FHC as well :)
and of course there are lovely uses for those tiny gems ... !

JVC_Scout_Mom said...

Suggestions for your tiny pieces:

1) Sew them together randomly until you get a 'block' big enough to trim.

2) Make a "Ticker Tape Quilt" (TUTORIAL HERE: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=2311 )

Lots of pics here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1347527@N21/

Don't be scared by the size ... you can always follow the example, and make doll quilts to give to Toys For Tots to go w/ all of the lovely dollies that they'll receive for Christmas. :D

Barb said...

Don't throw out those scraps, use 'em! Check out Bonnie Hunter's site, she is a quilter who specializes in scrap quilts and has several patterns and ideas. http://quiltville.com/