Thursday, April 16, 2020

Shelter in Place

While many are tired of the "Shelter in Place" orders throughout the US and Canada, it is just what this girl needs on her day off.

First thing I grabbed some fabric and made up a test block for my Tuesday Sewing Group BOM from 2019.

I then tried it with a couple of other blocks.

I decided that this was going to be my alternate block.  So I did the calculations and started cutting so that I could make 12 more blocks.

I stated in my previous post Finding Treasures that once I figured out that problem I could pull it off my design wall and throw the BOM from the LQS up and figure out the layout I wanted. 

But 1st I was going to reward myself with making step 2 of the River's Edge Quarantine Mystery Quilt.

 I had to make 8 of these. 

Here it is hanging out with clue 1.

Since I was already cutting I decided to grab clue 3 and cut too.  Of course once you cut you have to sew.  As you can see I made 4 of these blocks. 

Then it was time to put the quarantine quilt away and work on a UFO.

I pulled the Kaleidoscope quilt back out.  played with the layout a bit. 

Then I could sew! 

Since I was still cutting I threw in step 4 of the quarantine mystery to cut blocks.

I would alternate making block 4 for the Quarantine quilt, sewing for the 2019 Alternate block, and adding sashing and cornerstones to the Kaleidoscope quilt.

One row sashed and cornerstoned for the Kaleidoscope Quilt.  I was also still working on cutting out pieces for the alternate blocks for the 2019 BOM. 

Clue 4 done I had to make 2 sets of 4 blocks. 

I also manage to make one more alternate block before it was time to call it a nice couple of days off.  I keep looking at this and think that I need to do some sashing and cornerstones for these blocks too.  I think a 2 1/2 inch sashing with a 2 1/2 inch cornerstone in red where the red meets, and green where the green meets. 

When making my blocks for the quarantine quilt I busted into my fat quarter bundles of Bonnie and Camille Early Bird, and Smitten.  I loved the roses on the dark navy with the crosses so found a small shop on Etsy and ordered a couple of yards.

I also used up some of the other fat quarters in the quarantine quilt and knew I may want more so I went on an Etsy hunt to find those too.  What I found....

These lovely roses on Navy, but then some green chicken wire, and tractors red, gray, and green!

on aqua, the green darling dots, and bias plaid.  But also a couple of an older line called Little Snippets. 

More Bonnie and Camille from an older line called The Good Life.

Finally some fabric from a line called Hand Made.

I also may, or may not have ordered some fabric from their new fabric line called At home, they have a pussy willow print that I love.  

I know I should have been working in the yard but, wouldn't you know it the days I had off were cold and this happened.

We actually ended up with a couple of inches of snow on the ground.  Then the sun came out and within an hour or two it was melted. 

I look forward to the days I get to stay home. 


  1. Yes, we're expecting our 2nd snow of the week tonight. I'm sure it's heading your way, too.

  2. Tonight we may get some snow here on the Coast--but more likely it'll be cold rain again...
    I love your alternate block so perfect near the others you've made...nice space to rest the eyes...

    Thom's face looks like chicken pox this morning (the pre-cancerous facial cream he's on for 2 weeks) not fun...
    Poor guy, he is just so uncomfortable...
    I will make him a special meal tonight...
    Hanging in here and staying home...~ ~ ~ with cold hands
    brrrr Julierose ;)))

  3. Love your kaleidoscope quilt. Great progress on the quilts. Snow huh? Ugh hope none coming this way.

  4. What a treat to see all these lovely blocks. You have such beautiful fabrics in your stash. You certainly made good use of your time off.
    Loved that video you shared yesterday. Thanks.

  5. so many wonderful projects. Love the Kaleidoscope!!

  6. You're working on some great projects! Your blocks all look wonderful! It's snowing here this morning. I thought winter was over but I guess I was wrong!!

  7. the snow... we had 4 days of it last week. Now it's gone. You did an amazing amount of sewing...

  8. You are certainly make great use of your time off....come here and motivate me will ya?


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