Wednesday, May 6, 2020

May 6.   I think this is week 6.  Kind of depends on when we started staying at home -- March 23 here in Texas.    Carolyn and I have been busy trying to make masks and complete our many unfinished projects.  Since the days seem to run together and I sometimes ask myself what have I accomplished, these pictures help me realize I did get some things accomplished. 

Here are some of the masks we have made.

This quilt was started probably in 2006/2007 and was a sample for a 5-inch fabric exchange.  All it needed was quilting in the border so I practiced machine quilting.   It's ready for the Fourth of July!

Here's a little quilt pattern I got off the Internet years ago (like more than 10). Just needed binding.  

And here are two leftover blocks from a fox quilt I made for a neighbor.   Again, just needed binding.  Are you detecting a pattern here?

This is a quilt based on one Carmen's many scrap designs.   I made the blocks using 3-inch squares.  And because I just couldn't make it simple, I organized the fabrics by color.    The back is made and it now needs to be quilted.   The border fabric was gleaned from one of the quilt haus wastebaskets. 

Just to let you know, I don't normally do this any longer.   I have more than enough fabric scraps.   However, this was an ENTIRE border.

Finally, here is the fruit tablecloth that usually sits on the table in the quilt haus.  It was damaged by a bleach bottle set on top of it.   I have been searching for years to find the plum fabric which had been damaged.  I decided to give up and patch it with some blackberries. 

I have many more projects waiting on the shelves but I do think I am making progress.   Needless to say, the lockdown may need to last a year.

Stay home, stay safe, and wear your mask.