Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Works in Progress Wednesday - December 19, 2012

Ah, my last WIP post of 2012!

New Projects:

Pillowcases for Newtown: Like many people, I'm having a hard time dealing with what happened in Newtown. I've read news articles, but haven't watched much of the TV coverage. I just can't. I'm trying to keep busy and positive for my kids, but I bawled during their Christmas concert yesterday.

So I'm making pillowcases. It's not much, but it's something I can do since I can't vote to change the gun laws in the States (yes, I know it's more than just about guns, but had he not had such ready access to so many guns, many more of those children and teachers would still be alive) or improve mental health services there.

If you'd also like to make pillowcases for the survivors and the other children in Newtown, here's the tutorial I used and here's where I'm sending mine:

Quilters Corner
312 Danbury Rd.
New Milford, CT USA

Here are the pillowcases I made -- hopefully they will help give some children some sweet dreams.

Completed Projects:

Jelly Belly: Done and blogged about here.

Jelly Belly - Front
Jelly Belly - Back
Current Projects: 

Su{Brrr}nova: Last two blocks done. As I was laying out the blocks though, I didn't like the stripes in the centre block so I did a little snip and tuck to change that out. Much better.

Centre Block

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop: No progress

Wedding quilt
Nine patch colourwash

WIP Wednesday Recap: Still under 20!
New projects: 1
Completed projects: 2
Current projects: 3
On Hold/UFO: 15

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Hoping that you are having a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. That is such a nice idea, thank you for the address.

  2. Lovely.

    I think I'm going to send little stuffies. They all could use an angel and it seesm like there are pillow cases galore!

  3. M-R, I'm sure the pillowcases will bring a smile to some children's faces. You chose such adorable fabrics.
    Happy sewing!

  4. Your pillow cases are so sweet! The need for them is so heartbreaking, but also so worthwhile.

  5. love your Nova blocks M-R....and good job on the pillow cases

  6. I recently used some of the fabrics from the same line in your Su(Brr)Nova and they completely charmed me. I love them in this block, too, and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  7. Cute polar bears! Your blocks look perfectly sewn as well. :)

  8. Nicely said, and so kind to send those pillowcases.
    Your projects are wonderful as always. I especially like those blocks, and am impressed how you managed to match those stripes!


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