In the nick of time!

I really didn’t think there was going to be a blog post today….we have had some gorgeous ( and unusual!) weather here in central Pennsylvania this past week and I have been taking full advantage by going outside and “mucking around” in my little Peter Rabbit garden. We also visited a local nursery last weekend ( practicing all the proper social distancing rules of course!) and picked up a few trees and bushes that needed to be planted. So, the only time I have been doing any sewing at all has been in the evenings.

But what fun those evening sewing sessions have been! I joined 2 FB groups and both have been providing these really cute stitchery patterns and I have been enjoying puttering away on those! This first one I completed came from The Lockdown Quilters facebook group:

Isn’t she cute? I really enjoyed making her!

Another group I joined is the Love & Hugs from Australia facebook group. This is a group of Australian  quilters who are all providing a different block every day! I tell you right now that there is no way I’m keeping up but have decided to pick and choose my favorite designs instead. So far I have completed this one  and am working on this one ….

I was thinking I might like to combine all these different stitcheries into one quilt ( it will be my Covid-19 quilt~ Ha!) but because they all have quite a different style, I  decided to add even MORE different designs so went searching and found even more to incorporate…..

Some of these are coloring pages which I will scale down, others are also designs from the Australian group, and still others are from a Dutch gal who sent me the designs through email….plenty to do obviously 😉 .

I finally did spend some time in my quilt room on Friday afternoon (it was miserable and snowy outside!) and got started on making these BIG Log Cabin blocks ( they measure 14 1/2 inches). Log Cabin and Churn Dash are 2 of my all-time favorite blocks so I was in my happy place! Add to that the fact that I’m using my leftover 2 1/2 inch strips and making a scrappy quilt and you can probably understand why that was the highlight of my day!

While I was taking photos for this blog post, I placed one of my stitched designs near my block and thought they actually would go quite well together!

Hmmmmmmm……the wheels are turning now, hahahahah!

Okay, that’s all I have for you this week. I hope you are staying safe and I hope you are finding things to keep you entertained. Happy Easter to all of you and until next time~happy creating!


17 thoughts on “In the nick of time!

  1. Thanks Monique for starting my Saturday with your very cheerful post. I love seeing your embroidery stitchings. I’ve been making masks for friends and family and want to get back to fun sewing, which I plan on doing today! Happy Easter!

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    1. Great minds think alike! I also was thinking of making a covid quilt out of the same two groups and have been looking at more patterns to add. I love the idea of the log cabin blocks as it represents the hearth of the home. And home is certainly where we all are. I am trying to figure out how to incorporate words of covid. Words like social distancing, be safe, flatten the curve.
      Thank you for all you do

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  2. Happy Easter to you and your family. So far, we are staying healthy. I think the idea of a log cabin combined with the embroidery would make a gorgeous Covid19 quilt. I’ll have to think about that. It’s supposed to rain all afternoon here so I’m thinking I’ll be in my sewing room. Stay well. Oh, we’re now being told that the upper respiratory infection we were told we had last month was probably Covid19. Yippee! Good thing we just stayed home for 3 weeks!

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  3. I also have been working on multi UFO’s and embroidery. I just got the patterns too from the Dutch Lady, but I cannot read the directions! I probably can figure it out. Like your idea of a bigger Log cabin and maybe the embroidery between blocks? We’ll wait and see what you end up with. Love your cheerful messages.

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  4. These all look amazing. I particularly like the house embroideries. I am making a quilt with 2 1/2 strips at the moment too, it is a giant courtyards steps quilt using only one huge 50″ block and is very fun to make.

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  5. I was looking at my “Aussie” blocks trying to decide what to do with them. I LOVE your idea using a scrappy-approach for the surrounding blocks since mask-making has created quite a pile! Monique, your embroidery is just so beautiful!

    Happy Easter, Everyone 🐤🐣🐥

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