Sunday, August 30, 2009

Project Linus 1

I went to the Plano Quilt Show on August 14, 2009 and met some great ladies at the Project Linus booth. I knew a little bit about this great charity because my friend Loni has been involved, but I had not investigated what they do up close. After talking to the ladies for a few minutes, I walked away with a kit to make a quilt for them.

The kit included everything I needed to make a child's quilt except thread, the strips and squares were already cut and the pattern was included. I ended up completing the quilt top and quilting the quilt by Sunday by just using the decorative stitches on my Bernina 830.

The next weekend my friend Laurie came over and showed me how to put on binding as I have not made it that far on a quilt to date. I finished the quilt on Monday.

I hope to do more projects for Project Linus in the very near future. It was fun, it was quick, and I think some child will really enjoy having this quilt on their bed

Project Linus

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Pillowcases

BFF and I made pillowcases in a marathon session today. Five sets completed. Only 2 sets photographed okay. Two of the sets were for me, and the rest were gifts. I have decided I absolutely hate one set I made for a gift. I think I allowed myself to be talked into something by the saleslady that I really wasn't big on but she kept saying it was the way to go. I should have gone with my gut and either not bought today, or gone back to my first instinct. Oh well. I will probably give them with the promise of something different some other time, or I will sell them.

For Joe

A Christmas gift to me from my BFF.