I Made Masks

…but I didn’t really want to. I know it’s selfish of me, but it’s true. I was perfectly content working on my Quilty Project Lineup. Alas, I set selfishness aside to do some work for a good cause.

I work for Quicksilver Express Courier, a company that provides essential services to hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, patients, etc.; transporting swabs & other specimens for testing, as well as medications, supplies, and other necessary items. So, when I got a call from one of the owners saying we hadn’t been able to purchase masks for our couriers (because hospitals get first dibs on whatever is available), I rounded up some makers and got busy making masks.

I made 3 different styles. The pleated style w/ear loops and ties, an occlusive style by Bungalow Quilting, and a contoured style by Sew Much Moore. I made 42 masks total; 11 for family and the remaining 31 for Quicksilver. Our goal was 600 and we had 500 of those within 5 days! How awesome is that?! We are so very grateful to all the wonderful makers who answered our call!

Once the mask project was complete I went back to working on my Everything Goes Scrappy Trips. Prior to taking the mask-making break, I’d read a post by my good friend Katy which reminded me of what wonderful resources my AccuCut GrandMARK2 aka AccuQuilt Studio 2 and Giant Strip Cutter truly are. It cut production time in half!

I’m still stitching away on Everything Goes Scrappy Trips but I have a feeling this coming 3-day weekend will yield a king-size flimsy. Stay tuned!

And here is a double dose of cuteness before I close.

Precious great-niece #3 on her quilt.

And precious great niece #2 on her quilt! She is the baby sister of great niece #1 who got the quilt in my last post. I made this quilt in 2018.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, stay healthy and God Bless!

A Thread for Life

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18 HCSB

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9 thoughts on “I Made Masks

  1. I’m so glad you had a good response to your call for masks. I’m still sewing some, and I don’t mind it, but I don’t enjoy it. I can see how an AccuQuilt really makes the progress on quilting so much faster. I love babies on quilt photos – so cute!

  2. I’m with you on the mask-making! I’ll gladly make a few for family; and then the call went out for masks for a local long-term care facility went out, and I’m making masks… I think that part of the issue is that we were told which pattern to use and it’s more complicated than it needs to be. Ah well…

  3. Glad you were able to get masks for your co-workers. It’s a terrible situation we are in. Happy sewing! And those little faces are adorable. ☺

  4. I wasn’t enthusiastic about mask making, either, so I totally get where you’re coming from. I have a really hard time “switching gears” from one type of sewing to another, too, so I’m stalled out right now and haven’t gotten touched the quilt I loaded on Easter Sunday! It’s wonderful that you were able to get those masks made to protect your family members ant coworkers. And I love seeing the cute little babies laying on their sweet quilts!

  5. Me too….I started gung ho…and then it was way too depressing. Then a neighbor asked for 6…then I decided all the neighbors in my cul-de-sac should have them…then my family…But, I took a break..did some UFOs
    , puttered…breathed and cut a few more for my friend working in a hospice in Miami with no protection at all..Sending you hugs xo..just virtual ones, no worry

  6. Awww I love babies! Super cute. Good job on those masks. I have made some, too. Fast little projects. This is going to turn around starting in May, God willing. I know we all are ready for that to happen. Interesting experience, though. It sure did not take long for the world to nearly stop turning. Very quick process. This is the first time in my lifetime I have seen anything like this. Praying more good comes out of it. God bless.

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