Seriously, all of this has been happening over the last few months as I have been stitching away on pillows!
First I NEED to tell you about #87pillows. This initiative is the brainchild of my friend and fellow MMQG Executive Member Jeanette at Stamp Stitch Create. The idea was simple, make a pillow for each resident of a local Long Term Care Facility. The particular facility is Maplestone Enhanced Care in Halifax and the administration there are quite excited to see all of the pillows!
|The Hexi pillow was an abandoned piece of EPP that got used up. The Kisses Block was an orphan block that I repurposed and used to practice FMQ.|
|The modern drunkards path pillow was a trial in working with curves. And I tired to create a rainbow effect with some Anna Maria Horner fabric. One worked, one failed, I'm ok with it. Also practice circular quilting with my walking foot.|
I made five pillows so far to donate, these four and this Hazel Hedgehog I finished a couple of months ago. We are pretty excited to see the final count of #87pillows at the June MMQG meeting. We are getting really close! If you want to get involved there is still time! You can make a pillow, or donate forms / fabric. Forms should be a minimum of 14" Square. You can connect with Jeannette for more details.
I also have been making pillows for gifts. A Hazel Hedgehog and an Initial "H" for some special ladies in my life. (the fancy fox is the same guy in the earlier pictures. He gets around).
So that's that catch up on the pillow situation. Next time...baby quilts! I know. Deep breaths.