I’ve spent lots of time in the sewing room recently….
Of course there is still mask making. I’m winding it down though. I’m tired of making them and the requests are slowing. I have 76 that I’ve finished over the weekend. I have about 20ish left to put the ties on- I’ll finish them today- and then I’m cleaning all the mask stuff and putting it away.
If a big need comes, I’ll ramp back up but for now, I think it’s okay to start winding down. I’m starting to believe that most people who actually will wear a mask has one.
Several blog readers told me that it’s okay to quit making them if I was tired of it. They are right it is okay to quit if you’re tired of making them. But, that’s not me. If there is a need and I can be part of the solution, I step up. I volunteer. It’s just who I am. So even if I don’t want to make any more masks, if I see I need, I’ll be making them again.
I am all caught up on my mysteries except… for the Quiltville one as the clue comes out today. So far, I’m liking this. I haven’t really made a “round robin” style quilt before so I enjoy trying something different. I almost talked myself into starting another one and then reminded myself that the clues are going to start taking longer and longer to do as the quilt gets bigger and bigger.
That got me rethinking it….No I have other projects I’d really like to get done. One quilt of this style is enough!
Someone asked how hard is it to make all of the stars around the border. They said they were quitting as they didn’t want to make all those stars. Oh my…I love making stars. Remember Kelli and I are the ones that designed this quilt….
In our quilt the stars are even smaller than the ones in Bonnie’s quilt…so small stars, no problem.
I really would like to challenge those of you who don’t like to sew small to just give it a try. Make one or two. It’s really not any harder than making a larger star block. You likely have more time than even so why not give it a try?
I am caught up on my Quilted Twins Mystery. This week was a lot of cutting. There was more than this and I have that done too but forgot to take a picture of it.
So far this mystery has been at a nice easy pace. If you haven’t started it and are interested, there is still time. I really think you could be caught up in a couple days worth of sewing.
I’m making mine queen sized. I’m a little nervous as I know Becky, the creator of the mystery, likes big quilts. I didn’t see any measurements on how big a queen sized quilt is other than say 100″ish. I can only do 100″ wide on my quilt frame and that is really pushing it. So my hope is that it’s not bigger than 100″.
I’ve also been busy working on my Temecula Quilt Company Stay at Home Sampler.
Rosie wasn’t too happy with me that I interrupted her nap to take the picture. Her dog bed is under the ironing board.
I typically don’t like to do sampler quilts where there is a new block every day but so far, this has been okay. It really only takes about 5-10 minutes to make a block. It takes more time to pick a fabric. HA!!
I did a few other things in the sewing room this week but I’m saving that for tonight’s blog post…more on my sewing room too. See you then.