Friday, October 29, 2010

Blankets and Pillowcases

I 've been making pillowcases to donate to the American Patchwork and Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  I just finished these 8 yesterday.  As I stood outside and looked at these pillowcases, it brought back memories of when I was younger and everyone on our street had a clothesline.  Can you still remember what your bed sheets smelled like the night after they had been washed and dried outside in the fresh air on your clothesline?  Both of our clothesline posts had blue morning glories that vined all over them.  I miss those days. 
 I made this group of pillowcases earlier.  The pink tulip fabric and the one with the artist's paintings with cat faces were given to me by friends. 

These next photos are fleece blankets that I've made to donate to Project Linus.  They are having a Make A Blanket Day where we sew labels onto the backs of the quilts, but I won't be in town to go this time so I'll drop mine off next week. 
To make these blankets I use a skip stitch blade that I ordered from the Project Linus website.  The blade perforates the edges of the fleece leaving holes to use to crochet an edging. 
I enjoy crocheting around these.  I can do one in a couple of evenings, and it makes for good TV work. 
I've been working on some blocks for scrap quilts in between the pillowcases.  Hope you are stitching today, too. 


  1. What a lovely bunch of pillowcases and soft comfy blankets. Glad you have found some time to stitch, especially for others.

  2. Nice. Your blog is eye candy for me. Lol. You do an amazing job on such a variety of projects. Wish I had just a fraction of your talent. Beautiful work. Have a good night.

  3. I have never heard of that foot...hummmm

    Love the pillowcases and blankets..great job!!!

  4. WOW! You have been busy. Your pillowcases are wonderful and the blankets are so adorable and cozy.

  5. Lu, you are so busy. Beautiful pillowcases, wonderful colors.
    Now I'm going to do some sticheries.
    Have a nice weekend.

  6. Such a generous quilter you are!

  7. Well, I learned what a skip stitch blade is thanks to you! My mother loves to crochet so I plan on showing this to her. Maybe she'll join the Project Linus cause. ;D

  8. I still hang my sheets out on occasion. They smell so much better...

    You have made some wonderful things to donate. The blankets are so cheerful.

  9. Oh how lovely! ANd for such a great cause - they will be well appreciated. I know Jessie still has her blankets from her hospital visit a few years ago - she loves them!


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