I brought home some fabrics from the quilt guild's stash to make a few pillowcases for the Children's Hospital. Looney Tunes, fly fishing and Peter Rabbit are featured here.....they are ready for a good pressing for next month's meeting. I used the simplest pattern from All People Quilt. It takes longer to measure and cut than to sew!
Another small project jumped into the mix. I put together 4 neutral string blocks and added a variation of Connie's flower.....find her tutorial here at Freemotion by the River.
The 2" border is composed of more of the leftover pieces that I string together and keep on hand. Whenever I am cutting fabric for a project, any piece that is too short---as long as it is at least 2 1/2"----gets tossed into a bin for bits. So when the mood strikes, I just stitch the bits together in long strips. Some I may sort by color, or I may make a string of just floral fabrics, or in this case, it is the "waste not" style of anything goes. So when needed I can inset the stringed strips into a border. I started doing this after making the large quilt called String Me Along. Making all those stringed sections took forever, but I loved the effect.
Back to the small project......flowers stitched down, quilted and ready for binding. I plan on watching Bonnie Hunter's quilt cam this afternoon.....so I can finish it then. But first I need to straighten up the sewing room.....it looks as if a tornado has been in there. Enjoy the weekend.....happy stitching. Linking up to Creative Goodness at QuiltShopGal.