Monday, November 12, 2012

Design Wall Monday 11-12-12

It was pillow case day at Country Piecemakers quilt group. 

We ironed and pinned.

We sewed on our domestic machines.

We used our sergers. Hey, that's me on the far right on my 25 year old serger. 

And when all was done we had 362 pillow cases to donate to Conker Cancer.  Good job ladies. Rumor has it that at least 100 had been made before the event.  Possibly even more.  But, what a great feeling of accomplishment. 

And, what exactly do 362 pillow cases look like? 

All my current projects are either repeats or secret.  So here is Colleen's wonderful quilt made using the Sew Simple Pineapple block.  Notice the stripe fabric ... it goes different ways in the two different rows.  If you go to You Tube and put in Sew Simple Pineapple you can find a video on how to do this block. (Or just click on the link)

Weekly Goals:

Week of November 5
Finish Sophia's sweater
Finish SS #5 top 
Prepare backing for SS#5
Load SS#5 on Ruthie
Finish blocks for Alycia's block drive
Make and write instructions for last 1800's bom
Start on SS #6

Week of November 12

Load and quilt Jenny’s quilt
Load and quilt SS #5
Bind SS #5
Draw SS #6 in EQ
Finish and mail blocks for Alycia’s block drive
Work on Natalie’s Christmas present
Mail Sophia’s sweater

That's it from me.  But you can go to Patchwork Times and visit design walls across the country.  


  1. Many hands really DOES make light work. Nice job, Piecemakers!

  2. I'm curious, Bonnie - do you have a pattern/tutorial for a pillowcase that's your "go-to" when making these? Sawyer told me he wanted a special pillowcase for Christmas and I've seen tons of different ones on different blogs, but I'd welcome some input!! Is a serger a must?

  3. Bonnie,

    Your group of ladies look like such a fun group! I wish i could join you. I love get-to-gethers for charity sewing. The pillowcases are so much fun to make!

    In stitches,

  4. Great job on the pillowcases! My serger goes back to 1991 or so. I use it a couple of times a year to finish seams. Threading it is such a pain!

  5. P.S.Thanks for recommending the Circle of Nines book.

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