I took some time off from “mask making” to work on some fun projects.
I am doing the Scrap Dance Twist Mystery Quilt on the From My Carolina Home blog. It has switched from a once a month clue to every other week. Step 6 came out recently and I put the bits and pieces together to form Block A.
The units are now too big for my project box, so I left them on the design wall while I wait on Step 7 next Friday , May 15th. There are still lots of things in the project box, so it will be interesting to see what comes of the half square triangles and the other pieces.
Another bit I have worked on is the Vintage Christmas Quilt Along
This is a once a month quilt along on the From My Carolina home blog. Two blocks each month. The April blocks were the Ornament Block and the Twinkle Lights block.
These blocks had LOTS of pieces.
(The Vintage Ornament block before assembly )
(Backside of the Twinkle Lights block).
So now, I have eight blocks (12″) ready
and we have 4 to go on the quilt along. I have everything cut and labeled for the next 4, and I am considering adding in some other blocks from the Lori Holt book too. I look forward to seeing how Carole decides to set her quilt. I used 3 different background fabrics to add to the “scrappy look”. If you have been following along, you know that this is 99% vintage fabric.
Have you worked on anything fun lately?
I think taking time off of mask making is wise. I have dreams no night mares of making masks. Last week a made a Cinderella dress for a grand daughter. Today after making 26 masks I decided to make linen tea towels with a queen bee print on top. Taking a break is important.
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It is a chore making masks. At first it was a frantic “something to be done” and “sewing because it is all I could do”. Now the need has been so great with local food supply processing plants and the local hospitals requests. I’ve got a stack of 28 on the table I am working on this weekend. I keep having to take a break, even chain piecing it overwhelms me. The “masks do no good” to mandatory mask wearing conversations make me nuts. So, I sew. I will get this next batch done and find something fun again to work on. Thanks for popping in and giving encouragement.
Great progress on your quilt along blocks, thank you so much for mentioning them!
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Thanks Carole. This quilt along and mystery quilt have been bright spots in between the chore of making masks. I love seeing the progress others have made.
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