Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pillowcase Progress

After all that hard work of eating Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house, and watching my mom and dad do all the cooking, and keeping an eye on my boys who were content with legos and my dads dog, man I really , and I mean REALLY needed a break. It was tough I tell ya, to be waited on, and taken care of, but someone had to do it.
After fighting all the crowds on Friday ( not really it was pretty calm when we hit the stores) and only taking 4 FQ's of fabrics home with me - I really needed a break. So I made pillowcases, in front of the TV, watching Gilligans Island with my kids.
The first picture is of all my fabrics cut and ready to go. I cut 2 1/2 inch strips for the little contrast, and had them all ironed and ready to go. The second pic is of them all tubed up and ready to sew, and then the finished product!

The girly one - that is for a girl, not a Quilt of Valor Pillowcase. But it was made out of 4 Fat Quarters. The same Fat Quarters I picked up on my shopping trip. I think that is the fastest I have EVER used new fabric!! I took two pictures - one of each side, so you can see how it turned out. It was pretty easy to make.
Today the wind is blowing Very very hard - so if any of you midwesters or east coasters see us flying by, be sure to say hi...


Nancy E said...

Kinda hoping you'll leave the wind in CO.... but if you do make it to CT, leave your sneaker laces long. I'll grab for them as they fly by!

LizA. said...

Hi Alycia. I managed to get 10 pillowcases done this weekend. I'll get labels printed for the two quilts this week and then get it all in the mail to you.