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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!

Happy Easter!

Oh how I love spring in the South.  Just a few weeks ago it was bitterly cold.  The sea of daffodils in my yard struggled through it and gave their usual beautiful show.  When I went out of town two weeks ago, the daffodils were on their way out and things were looking a little bare.

Daffodils 1 (Large)

When I came back 3 days later – Wow!  The azaleas were beginning to bloom and perennials had shot out of the ground almost fully grown.  The ferns sprouted up, the trees were leafing out and now, for Easter, everything is just so beautiful!

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azalea (Large)

A little bit of a switch on creativity – some Easter fun.  I stuck Peeps with skewers and placed them the little flower pot with Easter grass.  The colorful little strips at the base are fabric cutting when I squared up some blocks. Fun and colorful. I’m working on a batik scrap quilt. Blocks are done and I’m doing the piecing, but no pics yet. Monday is a holiday for me so I plan to finish it then.

peeps (Large)

Wishing all of you a blessed Easter!