I actually finished quilting, binding, and labeling my first Project Linus quilt since early this year, yay! I’m having to use batting scraps since I can’t get new Linus batting, but that’s ok, it just means fewer batting scraps stored in my Project Room. I’ve also paired 4 of my 5 remaining Linus tops with backing, and I have left some scraps out to use in the Side by Side QaL blocks that I need to finish. It feels so good to finally be finishing some things, or at least moving them along another step. I need batting, and probably just going to order some unless I hear we are having a Linus drop off in July. I’m glad I filmed yesterday, because we have thunderstorms moving in today. One day at a time… one quilt at a time!
In which I talk about giving my coworkers some fabric masks and gearing up for the new Project Linus 2020 Mystery Quilt. Yes, it’s already almost time for this year’s mystery quilt! Hard to believe, but it’s true. The time has come to start quilting again. I’m ready.
My first post-mask craft project was making myself a belt from a leftover bit of cotton webbing from my December/January grocery tote endeavors. Had the perfect sized d-rings on hand! Pleased with the easy, fast results.
In which I talk about online craft shopping, making masks, craftlessness, and Project Linus. I cut out a bunch… like most of my nervous breakdown (you’re welcome!). But I left enough of my description of my current dilemma to try to explain the look on my face.
One. Day. At. A. Time.
In which I ramble about my version in progress of the current Project Linus “Side by Side” Quiltalong, supporting my favorite local quilt shop, and what I bought from them last week. Oh, and the colorful solids I bought are apparently from Paintbrush Studios not Moda (the black was Moda). The colors I showed you are Aruba, Lipstick, and Gingery.
Learn about “Jacquie’s Favorites”, a collection of 18 Painter’s Palette SolidsTM, curated by Jacquie Gering
Sorry about the crappy sound but I’m outside. I am just thrilled the neighbor quit using his power tools right as I started filming. And the the dog forgot I was there until the end. But finally, here’s those three quilts I was meant to turn in to Project Linus in March, before the meeting got cancelled. At least I got to go outside and enjoy the beautiful day today!
Meet the back of my pink house.
Not a lot happening crafty-wise here at the moment, but I did update a couple of quilt tops in my “waiting to quilt” collection by making them wide so that they meet Project Linus’ size requirements for toddler quilts. I also am looking forward to a new machine I ordered with a bunch of fun stitches to play with, and that will let me finish some applique quilts I have hanging around.
Hey y’all keep up the crafting and let’s keep supporting each other and our nonprofits during this crisis. Be safe, be well, and most importantly, be kind!
In which I come to you from a totally different perspective this week! Just decided to mix things up a bit. Quilted another Project Linus quilt this past weekend. Just need to finish binding these 3 quilts and label and wash so I can turn in this Saturday… which will put me at 3 donations for 2020, one ahead of schedule! Have a great week!
Y’all I am quilting again, yaaaaaaaay! Actually quilted two Project Linus quilts over the weekend, have the binding picked out, just need to sew the binding together and bind those suckers. Words cannot express how joyful I am at quilting again. I am seriously deliriously happy about this! Here’s to many more quilts to come!
I forgot to mention two things in my video: Jewells had enough of the bicycle fabric for me to finish the nine patches for the Disappearing Nine Patch and I did get the four quilts for Oz Comfort Quilts off in the mail last week! I want to give a special shout out to my friend Cynthia for helping with shipping for that! ♥
- Two’s Company Quilt Pattern by Kariepatch Designs
- Disappearing 9-Patch with sashing tutorial by Lorraine for The Linus Connection
- QuiltCon (Austin 2020)
- Find my free patterns here on Sewhooked.
- The Linus Connection, the local blanket making charity I volunteer for.
- Quilt along with us on Fandom in Stitches.