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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Be My Neighbor – A “Side” Project

I decided to participate in a RBR activity at QA this year.

QA is Quilters Anonymous, which is a West Valley Chapter of the Arizona’s Quilters Guild, and the chapter I’m a member of.

Our RBR activity shares the same premise as a Round Robin, which is a small group activity where each person in the group contributes a round/row of a quilt for each other person in the group, and in the end, each member ends up w/a finished quilt top.

Our groups consist of 5 members. We each picked the “Row” pattern of our choice and made the first row. We then handed off our pattern, along w/fabric and special instruction to the next person on the list for them to make the next row. Each month we hand off to the next person on the list, and so on and so forth until everyone has done a row for each member, and we all have a completed quilt top.

I chose the Be My Neighbor pattern by Moda.

I’m primarily using Andover, Art Gallery, and Cotton & Steel fabrics.

Here are the blocks I made.

And here they are all sewn together to make my first row.

And here’s my first row w/my dog Moe in the pic.

This is not a complete row as I had to count my trees as separate blocks in order that everyone in my group would have 4 blocks to make. The last person will make the missing blocks from each row and then they’ll all be sewn together.

What a bright and cheerful neighborhood it will be!

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If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say, “Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.” Don’t plot harm against your neighbor, for those who live nearby trust you. – Prov‬ ‭3:28-29‬ ‭NLT‬‬

A “Wild Hair”

I promised myself I wouldn’t start another project, besides the QA Row by Row Round-Robin we’re starting in November, until I finish four other UFOs in my closet.

BUT…

I just had to test out my new AccuCut GrandMARK2, which is identical to the accuquilt Studio2

 on a quick little project…

and so, this 12″ sq.  Dutchman’s Puzzle was born.

And then I got a “wild hair”,  and decided to practice FMQ.

Intending to do mostly Pebbling, this is what I accomplished.

It’s more wobble and cobble, but it is fabulous to me!

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A Thread for Life

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous be shaken. – Psalm 55:22