It all started with the need of finding more Aqua/Turquoise fabric to finish my RSC Challenge back in March.
I dived into my strings bins looking for aqua and found more than that ...
... so much more than just aqua. I started to itch to sew them all together. It was fun! After the aqua was done, I couldn't stop.
Somehow this happened. (!!??)
I thought I needed some straight strings for another piece, because I couldn't stop. I needed to sew these scraps together and turned my eyes to my 1.5 inches strips bin. Oh Yes Baby!
I instantly developed a yearning to sew 9 patch block. Somehow this happened. (!!??)
|Alternate block to the 9 Patch|
|And a blooper. what's a good sewing session without a blooper? |
After, I put the strips back in the bin properly as it was just a big mess before, (Should have taken a picture of the before.) some pieces were too short to be used in a 9 patch block (see pile on the left of the bin in the earlier photo). Now I had more scraps to sew and the fever gain on me to just sew some more.
Again, I don't know what these are for (!!) and why I am doing this (??)
We interrupt this program for an important information.
Health care people need more masks.
So masks were made.
|Some for men|
|Some for ladies |
|They are open on the sides so the nurses, doctors, etc, can insert additional protection. The pattern was given to The Artisanat Club by the clinic. |
|Sew until I ran out of elastic. 9 for ladies and 10 for men. And the scraps are calling my name from the corner of the picture! |
Thank you, health care people, cashiers, first respondents, and all of you out there for your daily sacrifice.
Now back to our regular programming.
Meanwhile, I found in a gifted bag of scraps (from a long time gone social gatherings), this piece. It's a baby panel that is commercially quilted ...
... but it has no backing. (!! ??)
Okay! So? What is one supposed to do with this? This batting is not even soft!! Yuk!
I got a mind of taking it apart. Yes, I know, right! I'm going crazy. Totally too late for me. haha!
I can hear Cynthia, (Quilting is More Fun than Housework) who hates to un-stitch, wondering "Why would anyone want to undo all that?" I don't know!! The Cabin Fever made me do it!
When I got back into my sewing room, those funny strips were still there. They were calling my name again.
I felt the pressure to sew some more together. And this happened.
Yet, more and more were coming out.
I can't TAKE it anyMORE!!!
The scraps are invading me!!
With my youngest son's help, we turned an ugly, sun-faded chair into this. (Again, didn't take a before picture. Sorry)
For first time upholsterers, I think we did a pretty good job. We deserve an A on this one ... or a box of Oreo cookies. :^D
And one place mat almost done. Wonder what I could use to bind it with?
How about some scraps? 😵 AAAhhhhhhhhhh!
Saturday, April 4th, was such a hot gorgeous day that everyone wanted to be outside. But we have to keep our distance and this is what social distancing means ...
... socializing from a distance. I love this. The neighbours are sitting at the end of their driveways, talking the afternoon away. (Seen from my living room window)
This post's meant to bring a smile to your face. Hope I succeeded. Have a great one. ♥
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Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework