Chequers

Happy Easter all.  It’s been very quiet here and rainy, and gloomy.  We are following the state “stay at home” directive and well….let’s just say I did a lot of sewing today!

Chequers

This week I finally finished my batik Chequers quilt. The pattern is from the “Modern Quilts Illustrated book.  This baby took forever! When I went to put the completed blocks together, I wasn’t loving a few of my choices so I remade the blocks. Then – ta da! – I quilted it! If you know me, you know that other than small quilts like table toppers, I am not a quilter. It’s just not something I enjoy, but this one I was determined to quilt.  It’s all straight and curvy lines.  Burying threads took forever!

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Instead of using batting, I backed this top with a bright green fleece.  I love the weight and the softness.  This will be my new couch quilt to cuddle up with in the evenings when I’m chilled.

masks

I’ve also made more masks. I’ll confess – I’m not as productive in this department as other quilters have been.  My hats off to all those who are so generously making and donating a load of masks. Some have offered to buy them from me but I have so gladly gifted the masks. We’re in this together and even my little contribution can go a long way.

May you all stay safe, happy and healthy!

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  1. Very cute pattern!

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  2. I like the Chequers design! Your masks look great. I have trouble with the bulky pleats, but I figure that finished is better than perfect.

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  3. What a cool quilt checkers is. The bold colors really add to the feel of that quilt. I am making masks but I’m also working on some of my own things too. Did you use the cut up tee shirt thing for your ties? I’ve been making ties with a bias tape maker. But I’m always happy to do some personal sewing everyday too.

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    • Thank you Bonnie. I love the boldness of color of batiks. And yes, I used t-shirts for the ties. Easy and a timesaver. Am balancing masks and personal sewing. Enjoy your creative time!

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