It's time for a Sew Along! I would love for you to make a pillowcase for charity. Then do it one better and make a quilt to go inside it.. Ready to #SewWithPat? Of course you are!
American Patchwork & Quilting's issued a challenge to make 1 million pillowcases. And To celebrate the tally zooming past 500,000 pillowcases YOU have made .... they asked some of us if we would spread the work and make a pillowcase for charity.
To celebrate this great milestone of being over half way there, they did a pinterest contest to select YOUR favorite free pattern from their website and the train pattern won! (click here for it)
They asked a group of us to make a this pillowcase.. it's so adorable right? This was my first pile of fabric.
I laid out the fabrics in position but thought...mmm.. maybe not.
I can do better
Second selection.. WAY better!
all fabric is from my stash... the Fabrics I Used
- Blue Dot - Sherbet Pips by Annela Hoey for Moda
- Train (except engine) - Hometown by Sweetwater Design for Moda
- Red strip - Bobbins and Bits by Pat Sloan for Moda
- Black dot and Plaid - mystery fabric from my stash
The POWER of fussy cutting..
dont' these look like PERFECT train wheels?
Of course they do!
This was SO fun to make. Now let me tell you who I'm supporting with my charity pillowcasea and quilts
Sept 10 to Jan 1 is the next collection periof for good friend Victoria's charity project. Signup for announcements HERE
Katie Blakesley of SwimBikeQuilt has been running a '!00 quilts for Kids' event for a few years. I'm proud to support her project and send a quilt. CLICK HERE to learn the details deadline is Sept 30th for her gathering
Join me in this Sew Along. I'll be talking about it all Sept to encourage you to make and donate a pillowcase and hopefully a quilt to your favorite charity... or to one of MY favorite groups collecting quilts right now!
Be sure you go to American Patchwork & Quilting's 1 million pillowcase page for FREE patterns and to LOG YOUR Pillowcases! Help us reach a Million! CLICK HERE
I thank you with all my heart for being so enormously generous and giving. BIG SMOOCH!post continues below ad