Monday, April 13, 2020

A finish and more masks

Hope you had a fun Easter in whatever form you got to enjoy it.  

I've been sewing more masks as I'm getting more and more requests for them.  They go quickly and it's kind of fun.  I will say that I wore mine last week and didn't really enjoy the experience. ;-(  I guess it's a necessary evil.  I'm not going out very often so fortunately I don't need to wear it very much.  Do the masks count as a mini, Wendy Reed??? vbg

I did finally finish the Cheddarback quilt!  YEAH!
I'd like to add a border but I don't have any fabric here at the cabin that'd work (all my large scale florals are in California) so it's going to the longarm quilter today as is.  I wound up substituting some blocks since my print outs for several weeks are in California so I had to just make-do.  I have that very old book, Around the Block (and ATB Again), which is one of my favorite go-to books for block patterns.  Finding blocks the right size is easy with that book.  If you have it, don't you love it??!!
Also, I realized one basket block is facing down, which will be just fine!

Next up??  I think I'll do the Temecula little project they're doing with 3" blocks;  I'll also start back on the Moda Blockheads III.

I also had a thought that I might take a pile of orphan blocks and put them together into a quilt.  I have three large baggies with blocks I started for 3 different projects.  I'll post my progress.

Today I'm bringing pizzas to my mom's memory care facility for the staff;  I also bring her the newspaper.  They've been in lockdown for over 4 weeks and happily no one has gotten sick!  So I haven't seen her in a while.

Take care.  Stay safe and healthy!!


  1. Very pretty finish...lovely colors in this one...stay safe
    ~ ~ ~ waving from stormy CT Julierose

  2. You are awesome quilter! Magnificent finish!

  3. Congrats on completing that gorgeous quilt top! I didn't notice the upside down block until you mentioned it and had to really hunt to find it. I would totally leave it the way it is, too!

  4. If I had known back then that I was about to spend a lot of time at home, I would have registered for this sew-along as I do love this quilt. You did an excellent job with your rendition even though you spilled the basket. vbg. ;^)

  5. I really had to search and study to find the upside down block so it certainly does not stand out as being turned the wrong way. Your fabric colors work well together for these blocks.

  6. Wee I do love it! It looks fabulous. I like the basket that is upside down.
    I don't know that book so I'll have to check it out.
    I actually feel better when I wear my mask in stores because everyone is doing it.

  7. That's so nice that your Mom is doing OK and that you can bring things to her and the staff like that. Your top is just fantastic! I looked at the photo a long time, with half of me thinking "Ive got to make one of these!".

  8. I've only had to wear a mask once so far and it wasn't a pleasant experience. I don't know how those that need to use them all day can handle it. Your Cheddarback is fabulous and subbed blocks and errant baskets just make it more charming.

  9. Your Cheddarback os really lovely and I don’t think it needs a border. I love it just the way it is. I’m with you on finding the masks annoying but we must do what we can. Hope your mother continues to remain healthy.

  10. WOOHOO Randy, good job on the Cheddarback! No worries about the substitutions, you made it your own. Your next project - are you talking about the tiny piwheels? I bought e pattern, but I'm hesitant to start.

    1. ps I'm with you on the masks. I'd rather just stay in.