Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pillows for Hospice House, round how many now?

Simple patchwork with cheery and cherry fabrics. 
I have a lot of leftover hexagons that didn't get used for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, and so, why not? 

I cut hearts and a square from the cherry pillow blocks. 
Another hexagon piece. 
Donated ties in a strip formation. 
A little of this and that.
And a couple of brown and whites, one in a log cabin design and the other just a mish mash of patchwork. 

More pillows to show off. I'll deliver these tomorrow and then I'm taking a brief break and working on some things for myself. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Pillows and fabric and what else?

I put out a call on Facebook asking for fabric if people have any to donate to the community service sewing I'm doing. An interesting number of people came forward and said they have some to donate! I don't mind using my own fabric or buying fabric, but it sure is nice to use some that's free.

Here's today's pillow.

I may have mentioned I'm playing with designs. Years ago, I made quilt squares and framed them to give as gifts. This project, to me, is the same thing. I'm playing with angles, color blends, and overall keeping the artsy fartsy side of me engaged. That can only be a good thing. I get lost in design and if I see something I want to try, I do it! I'm not committed to a whole quilt. It's one pillow top, or more if I desire.

On another burner, I've been making vests for myself and using wacky, colorful fabrics. I love dressing in clothes that make me feel alive.

Maybe this retirement thing isn't so bad, right? 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

More pillows for Hospice House

Community service sewing sure makes a girl feel good. Here are my newest pillow creations for Hospice House. I'll post more of these as the year goes on. I'm having fun coming up with the patchwork designs. All of them are 13" x 13" and the backs of this bunch were provided by my sister (a sheet!). Enjoy:
Donated fabrics. 

Working on my black and white fabric stash.


Simple 9 patch with black and whites. 

Donated fabrics in a split rail pattern.