Friday, July 29, 2011

Pillowcase Day

A while back my Monday quilt group made pillowcases that we donated to the Air Force Hospital here in San Antonio.  The lady that is our contact recently asked if we were thinking of doing it again anytime soon.  We kind of have an open agenda on Monday... pretty much everyone works on their own project unless someone comes up with something that we need to do as a joint effort.  Our group is not just quilters, we have some ladies come that knit or crochet, or do other crafty things... but sometimes just visiting with everyone is all that is accomplished.  When we make pillowcases, everyone can get into the works.  There is cutting and pinning and ironing, so those who don't sew can feel that they have contributed.  Someone has to take them home and wash them and bag them.  So if we make lots of pillowcases it becomes a fun time for everyone.  This Monday is designated as "pillowcase day".

With all that said, I decided today that I would make a pillowcase to freshen up my pillowcase making skills.  One of my grand-daughters has a birthday coming up and I thought I would make her a pillowcase.  I figure that she might have a reason to take her pillow along to a slumber party or on vacation, so I put her name on the trim.  I didn't want it to be too obvious that her grandmother made it, so I concealed my signature on the inside of the trim.
Today was our day to head into the big city.  We didn't stop in the city, but headed through and continued on to Castroville to one of our favorite little restaurants.  There is also a really great bakery in town and a wonderful quilt shop.  I found a perfect piece of fabric for the border on the quilt I am working on from the $5 quilt class I'm in the middle of at another quilt shop in SA.  The quilt is an on-going 6 month project, and 99% batiks, but I can see the end and there was a table of batiks for 50% off.  The stripe colors were just perfect.  I was very pleased that I just happened to find that piece of fabric.  I will be sure to post a picture of this quilt once it is complete.
I'm sneaking up on the completion of the borders for my Baltimore Country Cousins quilt.  That will be such an awesome quilt when it is done.  I'm not getting too excited about it yet... it's hard to say what could get in the way of getting it done... but I'm real convinced I can get it done soon.

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