Friday, April 17, 2020

Sampler and Campers

I finished the latest batch of shop samples I had (two huge boxes!).  I finished the top of the Riley Black Sugarhouse Picnic quilt.  It took a lot of cutting, but at least there were only 8 different blocks and it went together well. 
Sugarhouse Picnic
 Here are a couple closeups. 
 The other items I made were from a panel.  The panel has two placemat fronts, one pillow front and a potholder front.  They are fun to make and are very cute!  I am not a camper and don't own a camper and they wouldn't match a thing in my house, but they are fun.

 Daffodils in my pasture when I was out doing a photo session of the sampler quilt.  I love how they are so random out there.  I have always had an idea of digging some up, but I have a few scattered around my flower beds and decided I would rather leave them.

I am joining Alycia for Finished or Not Friday. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Feeling Overwhelmed, but still Quilting!

As with everyone else, my life has been turned upside down by the virus.  Have you ever tried teaching Kindergarten and First Grade over a computer screen?  I don't recommend it, but we all do what we have to do!  Today I had two girls hiding under blankets, one putting her eyeball up to the camera and not paying attention, a girl who won't talk, a boy who likes to play hide and seek and other students who don't log on for their Zoom meeting times.  We sent Chromebooks home with all students at our one room school and they all have internet access.  It's been quite a process, but I can't complain.  I have a job, my husband is farming, and my kids and grandkids are healthy and safe in their homes.  I have turned my dining room into an office and use my phone as projector on a white board while using my school computer.  I have learned new technology at least! 

I don't' even have pictures of everything I have made or quilted, but I have two actual finishes.  One is a gift for an online group.  The woman requested lavender and spring green and we could make anything we wanted.  I made this table runner.  Nothing worked for the vines but I found a rickrack in my stash.  

In my last post I showed a picture of Going Places, a fun quilt with cars and campers.  I had leftover pieces and made this modern style wallhanging.  The smallest half squares finish at 1".  It's my favorite thing I have made this year.

I made more shop samples for Your Best Friends Quilt Shop.  I am on my last one.  

Riley Blake table runners

flannel quilt

These are Ovens but they need button knobs that the owner will put on after quilting
Riley Blake Baked With Love closeup

Good Morning Mugs table runner

Harvest table runner

I can't remember the name!  Not my colors, but it was fun to make.

I have made quite a few masks and unless I get a request specifically I am done for now.  I went to town last week for the first time in a month because I had a dental emergency and wore a mask in Costco.  Not a fun thing to do.  I am a person who normally keeps a good amount of stuff on hand, I guess you could say my husband is a prepper.  My county so far has zero covid cases thankfully.

Linking up with Design Wall Monday.