25 June 2020

In The Thick

Not much to report this week in the way of quilting. But I did finish assembling all the quilt-as-you-go blocks for the green batiks leftovers. All the finishing work is done by hand. I'm pretty happy with how this project is turning out. I may have to make another one when this is done just to see what other ideas swirl as I go.

The backing (so far) is made from leftover reward jewel tone fat quarters from the Ravelry quarterly WIP challenge. I have been in the "no send" (no rewards) group for a while now because I finished the project for which I was requesting fat quarters (we are allowed to specify what we would like to receive) and because I have way too much fabric, and I think I'm never going to be able to use it all in my lifetime!!! I hope one of my relatives learns to quilt so I can leave the stash to someone when I'm gone!!!

I got requests for 14 more masks this week. That's the most I've had to complete in just a few days so far. I decided to go through all my scraps and cut up anything that's big enough so I have mask fabric immediately ready to sew when I get a request. I'll keep making masks until I run out of elastic. And this is a pretty awesome use of scraps, in my opinion. I'm using up more scraps making masks than I've been able to use up while making quilts.

I'm having fun with patchwork masks and two-sided, reversible masks. I've also enjoyed using up my own snow-dyed remnants. I hope the recipients like them as much as I do!

After finishing the requests, I decided to get creative. Because I can.

I'm sure you've heard every joke and seen every meme making fun of cloth masks because they really don't protect against anything but bad breath, and sometimes, not even then.

Well, this is one THICK mask! Nothing's getting through this baby!!!

For the discriminating mask connoisseur...

Linking up with Alycia Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. LOVE your green! But what fun you are having with all those masks - I like your selvedge one - if you keep it - at least I could recognize you in public haha!!

    1. Ha ha! Isn’t it funny, Alycia, how we’re all learning to look each other in the eyes, now that it’s all we can see?!?

  2. What's behind that quilter's mask? Super scrunchy smile or a masked bandit? :o))
    What a great use of your FQ Rewards from members of the UFO Club!

    1. Thanks, Joy! I cannot wait to finish this quilt because it will showcase those fat quarters!!!

  3. I've never tried a quilt as you go but think about it from time to time. It's not always easy to get a big quilt through the little harp on my DSM.

    You look so cute in selvages.

    1. Thank you, Cathy! Quilt-as-you-go is really fun, at least to me. But you do have to love hand-sewing. It’s fun to come up with fun and unusual ways to use up selvage!

  4. Love the variety of blocks in your quilt-as-you-go. Beautiful and interesting.

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth! I have enough ideas to do another...


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