Friday, July 31, 2009

Pillowcases

I've been making pillowcases this week, six in all. The two pale purple ones with the dark purple bands go with my Springtime Stars quilt. The rest will be donated to ConKerr Cancer and will go to locations here in Maine. My deadline for this project is Friday, August 7, so I might have time for a couple more.

These are a nice little stashbuster too--each pillowcases uses about one yard and goes together in less than an hour. On the selvage of one of these fabrics was a copyright date of 1994. Does that tell you anything? I probably bought that fabric intending to make quillows or something for my kids.

My favorite is the one with the racing cars and the checkerboard border. I'm going to make one like this for my son's girlfriend's little boy. He turned two a few months ago and is now sleeping in a regular bed, so I think he needs a big boy pillowcase.

6 comments:

Lurline said...

Lovely pillowcases and what a wonderful gesture! Great stashbuster, too, by the sounds of it!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Margo in Maine said...

Aren't they fun to make...such a worthy cause...I really enjoyed doing them...

LC said...

Sounds like fun, and a wonderful way to help others! Good for you.

CT said...

they turned out lovely!!!! what a cool project for such a good cause!

Judy S. said...

I agree, pillowcases are lots of fun. What a great idea to match them to a quilt! Nice to give them to charity also.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Nice! It isn't very often that I actually have enough yardage for pillowcases, but sometimes I do. I am planning on making a few for Christmas presents. Great idea to make matching pillowcases for your quilts - you just have to remember ahead of time to buy the extra yardage. Cheers!