My quilting guild every year in March has a National Quilt Day event. We all gather to make charity quilts that the guild gives away every year in October to various worthy agencies. One of the things required by each attendee is that they first make or bring with them a pillow case, which is given to a children's cancer hospital in our area. Last year 170 pillow cases were given the the hospital.
I prefer to bring mine completed and usually make two. I know it was a bit early to think about that, but I don't like to leave these things to the last minute.
So often the pillow cases for some reason seem to have more of a girly theme so I tried really hard this year to make mine more boyish.
I didn't quite finish this second one. A phone call with my oldest daughter that lives in another state took priority over sewing in the afternoon. I should manage to get it finished up later today. They are so much fun I might decided to make a third. I have a plentiful children's stash so whipping up another sounds like a fun afternoon activity.
Generous projects, and your boyish pillow cases are great! Pretty fabrics!ReplyDelete
Pillowcase are a great way to put those fun novelty prints to great useReplyDelete
Sweet charity idea...thank you for sharing it with us!ReplyDelete
Good job on making boy-friendly pillowcases! They will really brighten a little guy's day :)ReplyDelete
Oh I love that fabric on the first pillowcase! Perfect for a boy - well, I was a race car enthusiast myself so I would have loved it as a child. ~smile~ Roseanne
That's a nice practice that your guild has. The cars are so fun!ReplyDelete
Sometimes it's hard to find prints that have no hearts, no flowers, and nothing that could be construed as "girly." I make totebags for Care Bags (CareBags4kids.org) that require about as much fabric as a pillowcase and try to have some boy-theme or gender-neutral in each batch. (I just realized that the fabric I used on the back of the quilts I finished yesterday wouldn've worked. Well, too late.)ReplyDelete
What a great idea for a charity project! Boy or gender neutral fabrics are always tough. As are teen appropriate fabrics...in my opinion.ReplyDelete
wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.ReplyDelete