Quarantine Quilts

I finished the piecing on the Quarantine quilt and started another. Awaiting on a beautiful floral to arrive for the backing, and then on to the quilting. Both Keepsake Quilting and Connecting Threads have some beautiful wide backings at a decent price. After seeing an image on facebook of one woman's unique setting of Bonnie Hunter's Wild and Goosey quilt pattern, I was so enthralled with the design, I just had to try it. Go big or go home right? This pattern has teeny, tiny paper pieced blocks (3" finished), but what I've got right now is time. I always clean up my sewing room after a project. My room was so clean just 3-4 days ago! I've only made one paper pieced quilt in all of my qui

How are you spending your time during the pandemic?

This pandemic has changed all of our lives. Are you staying at home? or working? I'm at home, and am only able to do a very small amount of work via home computer. I miss that part of my life. I have plenty of hobbies but I miss my routine. So, to keep busy....... I'm still doing some rock painting, merging hobbies. Thought it would be neat to try to do some quilt blocks on rocks. Did a few others and even included one to hide locally in our rock club to remind us of what we have to do during this time. Started a new scrap quilt, which I plan to call "Quarantine," appropriately. No pattern, just tried to make something that uses lots of small scraps. With all the tiny pieces, it has taken

How to make mask ties

I know many of you are making masks. The requests for them can get overwhelming in a short time, so be sure and give yourself a break sometimes. When I've gotten overwhelmed with making them, I've directed people to Etsy.com to buy them or to videos on how to make them. There are even several no-sew methods. However, when you run out of elastic (and if you haven't already, you probably will) you will need to make ties. For my masks, I've used the 3 layer method of 6' x 9" rectangles with two tucks. The middle layer is polypropylene, the washable material used in recyclable grocery bags (also sold as Smart Fab), then I use a layer of flannel next to the face. For the ties, I cut a strip 1

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