Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday Night Sew-In Results

Last night was FNSI, and Heidi and Bobbi teamed up with ConKerr Cancer; a case for smiles.. for a pillow case challenge.

I am both a cancer survivor, and a pillow-case-a-holic so I had my fabrics all ready to go. :o)

The first one is a girly one.. and I think it's my favorite. The picture doesn't do it justice.  

The second one is for a boy--approved by my 5 yr old quality control specialist.. well, after I figured out a way to fix the boo boo I made.

I forgot to fold the trim strip over when I pinned it in place and didn't notice until I had both the yellow and red sewn on, and edges zig-zagged. (the site said that they prefer finished seams) Not wanting to rip all that out, I decided to fold it under, pin it, and top stitch it down, so it's more of a band, instead of a flange. Does that even make sense?  It worked out well.  Crisis averted.

I will have to hide this one from my son.

Since I wanted to finish the edges,  I did zig zag on the trim edges, but the main seam I did with French seams.  That was only my second time to try French seams so it took a little longer.  

I also sewed up a couple of burp cloths and a wash cloth for a friend who just had a baby girl.  

This long strip of baby themed fabric came in a $1.99 scrap bag from Broadway Quilts the last time I was there.  I didn't know what to do with it, but then I decided to cut it into three sections and it worked out to be the right size for the two burp cloths, and the left-over square I made into a wash cloth.

They are backed with light yellow chenille. 

That is all I got done last night.. the rest of the things on my list, I finished this morning.

One more pillow case, for either a boy or girl--Froggies.

And my #4 Bee Block, in the scheme of red, pink, and green.  I used some 2 1/2" strips from the Sophie line for this one.

Everything is wrapped and ready.

Only TWO more Bee Blocks to go!

Looking forward to cruising around blog land later and seeing all the other pillow cases, and everything else that got sewn up around the world last night.  

Have a great weekend!


You were certainly productive...I didn't play along as I wasn't home (although I was sewing)...cute pillowcases, well done...

Congrats on getting them all done :o)

Anonymous said...

Kelli what a great FNSI you had,well done on some lovely finishes.xx

Patti said...

Great Friday night sewing for you,Kelli! I love making pillowcases as well, although I haven't done any for a while. the French seam is the best thing about them for me!
Your bee blocks are fab as well.

Wow! You were busy last night! Great pillowcases... and love the burp cloths you made!

quiltmania said...

Wow, you have been busy. Everything looks great.

Bravo, you Rock - I love pillowcases. The ones you made are adorable.

Well done on all thoses finishes. The frogs are so super cute xx

Pokey said...

Look at you, this was certainly a productive evening! I see the race cars on the checkerboard pillowcase; that fun piece is in my I Spy quilt-i bet you noticed, huh?
Thank you for the visit!

Melody said...

Lovely work, you are such a goodie.

Great may finishes...

Kris said...

Oh, Kelli - I knew there were groups out there making pillowcases for kids with Cancer but I didn't know who. I have a dozen pillowcases started - this will give me the motivation to finish them so some grand smiles can be had!! Thank you for your wonderful post and all your pillowcases and scrap bag goodies are darling!!

Bev C said...

Hello Kelli,

I know you would have loved sewing those pillow slips. Froggie one is great. Love what you did with the scraps,baby burper cloths are beautiful.

Happy days.

The pillowcases are fabulous!!! I especially like the froggie one...

hueisei said...

Congrats on a productive nights! Well done! :)

Lisa Lisa said...

Wow! I'm impressed! So cute! Especially love that girly girl pillowcase <3

Karmen said...

Great job with being organized and task oriented. Your color combinations are lovely. Karmen

Maria said...

WOW Kelli you sure sewed your fingers to the bone. LOL
Love all your projects especially the boys pillowcase....

Teresa said...

I love your pillowcases - they turned out so lovely..My fave is the froggy one... so cute! Well done on all your finishes x

Wendy said...

You did an amazing job for FNSI, love all the pillowcases. The block is lovely too, I have just read your later post and I can see the mistake now. Funny how our eyes play tricks on us sometimes!

Leonie said...

Wow impressive! You are a machine!!

Mistea said...

Very cute pillow cases - nice save on the red strip.
That block is gorgeous even with it's little adjustment - glad you got to it before the post people.
Enjoy your stitching.

Ellen said...

Wow - you had a very productive FNSI. The pillowcases look fantastic!

Linda said...

Your cases are great. I like everyone of them, especially the froggies!

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