HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Ed and I decided we needed more face masks so that we wouldn't have to wash the few we have so often. We don't want to go out more than necessary, even though things in Georgia are being reopened. (Too soon in my opinion!) We would much rather stay home and be safe than go get a haircut or go out to eat, and when we do go out, we will be wearing masks. I made 7 more pleated face masks for us, plus one shaped mask that still needs to be finished. Altogether these used 1 yard of fabric.
My fun project for the week was this Dresden Ties pillow as a Mother's Day gift for my amazing mother. For years I've had a bag of ties that belonged to my father, and I finally got around to making something with them. All of the wedges were from Dad's ties, although the center circle was not. I made a similar pillow for my sister-in-law Jane at Christmas using ties that belonged to her father (see it HERE.) The back is a batik that should blend in well with Mom's sofa. Making this pillow used 1.25 yards of fabric.
|Dresden Ties 14" pillow|
2020 STASH TOTALS
Used last week: 2.25 yards
Used year to date: 93.75 yards
Added last week: 0.0 yards
Added year to date: 2.75 yardsNet used year to date 91.0 yards
Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces has us tracking how many days each week we get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. I'm still making hospital gowns during the days, which makes it hard to get motivated to return to the sewing machine in the evening, but I've managed to get in at least 15 minutes every day over the past two weeks. I'm spending more time on my hand stitching projects these days.
15 Minute Challenge:
4/26 - 5/9 14 of 14 days
2020 Total 124 of 130 days
Happy quilting and stay safe everyone!
Julie in GA