Pandemic Quilts

Wow, my last post was early February.  Who knew what was coming down the pike? Probably various health officials around the world, but definitely not me.  So let’s catch up, shall we?  My first three quilts were well on their way by the start of March.  Plaidish was completed, the top for Vintage Lace done as was the Go quilt.  The last two I sent out to different long arm quilters and I just got them back, but have not bound them yet.

March –  lots going on but no leaving home.  Fortunately I have a significant stash to keep me occupied.  While digging in my stash one morning I found a collection of fabric stuffed in a bag. Long ago (2005 perhaps?) I took a mystery quilt class by @marklipinski at the Quilters Unlimited show. It was a full day class for which you did all of the cutting out ahead of time. The morning was great and I got all of these blocks done. Then, the phone call came – yes it was a long time ago but I did have a cell phone. A family emergency.  Long story short, I spent so much time on the phone trying to sort things out that I eventually just packed up and left and went home and then to the airport. Things eventually turned out ok, but flying out was the right thing to do. I guess I just shoved all of the pieces in the bag and it was set aside and it worked its way deeper and deeper into the stash. A few HST units and some quarter triangle blocks and I could put it together and one more WIP would be on its way to completion.  Easy to do, it is now quilted and bound waiting for a label and for me to hide all of those threads!

throw me a curve

I also found in my stash a stack of 10 inch batik squares.  My husband was given them by one of his sisters when he was visiting them.  I presumed that they really were for me to make something out of, so I found an easy pattern that I could use for them – the disappearing nine-patch.  I made one from the stack of squares….

disappearing 9 patch 1

And then by adding just a bit of other background and supplementing the reds (stash shopping from guild friends) I was able to make another quilt.  Both are now quilted and mostly bound, but waiting for labels before being finished and ready for their glamour shots.

disappearing 9 patch 2

I also had this collection of charm packs – six of them – and some coordinating solids and worked them up into this double quilt.

modern neuitals

This one is actually a little too big for my design wall and is a bit big for me to happily quilt myself, so it is now off to the long-armer.

Once the pandemic was fully underway, I signed up for two sew-alongs that I knew that I could sew from stash.  The Homecoming Quilt is designed by Lo and Behold Stitchery

homecoming

I really liked how this went together and might make another one day.  I already have the back, so hopefully it will get quilted in the next spurt.

And, finally, there is the Atmosphere Quilt by Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced.  Lots of small flying geese and half-square triangles.  This one is waiting for a back and then to be quilted.

atmophere quilt

And finally, I was able to bind my DCMQG Sampler quilt, so I will include that in my tally also.

DCMQG fin sampler

And then there are some small quilts coming up….

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