Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tidings of Comfort and Joy...

There's just something about the thought of a child suffering (whether from illness or homelessness or tragedy or for any reason really) that can bring a person to their knees.  I'm no different.  And although it's impossible to make a quilt for each and every one of them, I do try to make at least a few each year.  I've also been trying for the last couple of years to make pillowcases to donate as well.  In the same amount of time (or less) than it takes to make a quilt, it's possible to make a lot more pillowcases and reach a larger number of children.

Moses - on the pillowcases
This past week, I've been busy working on the most recent batch.  I've had the fabrics set aside for a while now, mostly novelty and animals prints.  Out of these fabrics, 31 pillowcases were born.

Moses again...
I used a very simple pillowcase pattern that I found some time ago.  When you make these pillowcases, they do ask that you finish all of the seams.  I'm fortunate enough to own a serger.  Although it doesn't get much use anymore, it's still perfect for overlocking the edges on things, like these pillowcases.  It's so much quicker (and easier) than doing a French Seam!

Moses - still on the pillowcases
After I wash and dry them tomorrow (I need to get all the cat hair off!), I'll drop them by my local quilt store, Quilts Like Crazy.  They're still a drop off point for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.  Hopefully from there, they'll find their way into the arms of some child who could really use some comfort right now.

Until later...

Be careful! Don't make the mistake of thinking that little children are unimportant! I tell you that they have angels who are always with my Father in heaven.  
Matthew 18:10 (NCV)

1 comment:

  1. I made pillowcases for that project, too. THey were fun and easy with a serger!