Posts Tagged ‘ConKerr Cancer’

Pillowcase Donations

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

More pillowcases! I’ve been having fun pairing up fabrics for the pillowcases. That task is more time consuming than the actual sewing them together. I think I’m just about at a stopping point. After I pair fabrics in my stash with the new Riley Blake Chevrons and Riley Blake Dots I just purchased from Craftsy, I’ll be moving on to other projects.

Pillowcases will be donated to ConKerr Cancer.

22 made this past week, 50 total this year

Last week I linked up to Stitch All The Things To-Do Tuesday List. It seems I’m having difficulty following my own list! Those baby quilts that need quilting? They have been left untouched. But all those pillowcases make up for something, right!?  Plus I get the Stitcher’s Garden quilt back from the longarm quilter – that was unexpected!  Of course binding that quilt went to the top of my list. I put a flange binding for it and returned it to the quilt shop. Oops! I’ll have to get it back for pictures.

My To-Do Tuesday list this week:

personal sewing goals: How about one baby quilt FMQed and bound? Featherweight Club – 3 blocks.

quilt shop sewing goals: Prep and sew one block (maybe more?) of Dance of the Dragonflies by Annette Ornelas. Continue working on the Laundry Basket Quilts Jolene Star table topper and a Sweet Mint table runner, patterns by Edyta Sitar.

I’m linking to Connie’s Linky Tuesday and Christine’s To-Do Tuesday

Do you have a favorite charity you sew for and donate to?

Pillowcase Collaboration

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Cleaning out the stash! We have all heard “She who dies with the most fabric wins!”  Well, guess what!? I don’t want to be that gal! I want to use up my stash or find good homes for fabrics – people who will actually put the fabric to good use. And of course, I do intend to use my favorites in planned projects.

This past Wednesday, a friend and I got together and created lots of pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer, an organization that gives pillowcases to children in local hospitals fighting cancer.

The sewing actually started last week when another friend came over and got my serger up and running. Thank you, Pat! To test out the newly repaired serger, I sewed up several pillow cases. 4 maybe.  Then this week another friend came over and we now have a total of 24 pillow cases ready to donate. We both had so much fun that we each looked at our fabrics again and have come up with more pillow cases combinations.