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the only quilting projects I'm doing right now continue to be my two EPP projects, done whilst I am watching TV, typically in the evening.
One project is the 4-unit diamond shape, which will result in all of them being smooshed together into one big top. I have no rhyme nor reason for choosing the fabrics. Early on, I had culled my scraps, picking out the pieces that I could get 4 squares from, so those colors and patterns are rather eclectic. Then, as we traveled and Mr. Pirate was sweet enough to stop at every quilting store he could find (even though he hadn't noticed that I wasn't actually SEWING so much any more but doing my heritage scrapbooking), I felt obliged to make a small purchase in the store. That purchase was usually a charm square pack, which means those hexies are very nicely coordinated. Once I get around to assembling the diamond shapes, I'll need to figure out if there's going to be a color scheme .. and if so, do I need to fill in any specific colors. But, I can defer that decision for quite a while.
The other EPP project is my Hollow Cubes. In anticipation of being away on vacation for a week, I have prepped a great big bunch of those hexie units. I expect to have a substantial number of Hollow Cubes completed when we return.
But, no machine sewing or quilting at present. I do very much enjoy seeing what the rest of you have been doing!
Judy, the hardness with this quilt is that the tshirts are from her young son who passed away. I will get to it and ge5 it done in short order once I get started....but, not yet.
I have been focusing all my sewing time on my tree of life quilt. I kinda decided I did not want a forever project out of this so I imposed a hard deadline. Applique to be complete end of August and then quilting and binding in the Fall. I am making amazing progress. I have done about 2/3 or more and started this applique in early June
Oh, my, that will be a very tearful quilt to work on.
Very sorry to hear of the loss of such a young person. I can see why you're not yet embracing the idea of starting on this quilt. You do such wonderful work, and I know you'll make an amazing keepsake to honour the memory of her son.
making progress. I added the black & whites to break things up, I think it helped.
That’s looking fun! I just finished cutting out more masks this morning! My sisters in KS need more, so I am on a mission to get them done today.
yuck masks making.....Yea, using up more bits and pieces!
I'm surprised they still want them. Everyone I've supplied previously here has told me they can't use them any more (health care folks). And non-health care folks like the disposable because they aren't as hot as the cotton. Many places are supplying them to their employees. I had to sit and work with one I had made for the 1st time on Tuesday and I have to admit I am a wimp. I liked going in to our temp office just to see people, but now that masks are mandatory in TX no one was there and it was decidedly less fun to be there. I messed with it continually, fiddled with my glasses, couldn't read the screen because of my bifocus where pushed up. Decidedly less productive than if I had been sitting at home in my office. I feel very bad for all those people who have no choice. And the thought of what it's going to be like at schools makes me cringe. Poor teachers have a hard time keeping the kids focused on their work as it is, now one more distraction to add to the fun. what a world
My sisters are in a small Ks town and the masks are being made mandatory. I sent them some early on. They have others now, but said they like the fit of mine the best.
i am getting used to wearing mine for longer periods now. But it’s hard wearing them when I am with the kids - projecting my voice and not being able to smile at them, etc.
(I had been reading to small group I. Summer care, for my son. But that is done til fall now since he went in this morning to quit.....I’m waiting to see how that goes. And facing his peers when I go back will be interesting. I know his co-teachers loved him. As did the kids.)
But it’s hard wearing them when I am with the kids - projecting my voice and not being able to smile at them, etc.
So... have you seen the "Smile Masks"? Practical, innovative ..... but just a little bit creepy, I think. :-)