Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Lockdown Day 11 and 12 - More Scrap UFO sewing

We've had some rain over the last couple of days. I almost wrote weekend, because that's the feeling I have every day now. It feels like the weekend; very quiet on the roads, only those with permit are allowed out. It's Wednesday and April already! Lockdown is extended until April 15, then to be re-evaluated. Boutiques (small grocery stores) and supermarkets reopen tomorrow morning with very strict protocol. Shopping will be in alphabetical order and for us that means we are permitted to go shopping twice a week; Wednesdays and Saturdays. Other strict measures are put in force as well. 

I'm happy in my quilting world.
I've finished the scrappy log cabin top! 

It measures 80 x 96 inches. Is that an OK size for a full or double bed? 
I think I'm never going to understand American bed quilt sizes! LOL 

I've also been working on another scrappy UFO

This is row #5, almost done. I'm not sure what to call this one? Coin Stack, maybe? 
This is NOT going to be a big size quilt, rather a lap quilt / sofa throw. 

I still have lots of long strips, but not many of this size; approximately 1.5 x 3 inches. I don't think I feel for cutting more! :) 

Now that we have to wear a mask while grocery shopping, I made two yesterday

I love these gecko batik! I hope the person at the supermarket's cashier is not scared of geckos! lol  


Monday, March 30, 2020

Lockdown Day 10 - Log Cabin Blocks

In this uncertain time, I hope you all are feeling well and that fabric, needle and thread keep you busy. What have you been working on this weekend? 

If you read my previous post, you know I'm busy with the log cabin quilt. I've decided on a double/full bed quilt and I needed to make more blocks 

Chain piecing, 10 blocks at a time! 

I've made 20 blocks this weekend, to be added to the top and bottom.
Thursday & Friday I made 16 blocks, 8 for each side.

This is Log Cabin Quilt #3 where I have used 1.5 inch strips and it looks like it has not made a dent in the boxes! LOL Of course it has, but as you can see, there are still plenty! 

The lock-down continues; bakeries, grocery stores and supermarkets still closed, to reopen April 1, 2020. (We are waiting for an update on this). 

I used to make bread, but I must admit I've been lazy and haven't done it for months. To go to the bakery adds in a little bit exercise (walk) as well. During the lockdown, either we make paratha (Indian flat bread) or bread. These were out of the oven late last night, I haven't tasted it yet, but they look delicious. :) 



Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Curfew UFO Sewing

Hello everyone! 
I hope you all are safe and staying at home sewing in this crazy CoVid-19 times. Mauritius has been on lock-down for some days (except grocery stores, supermarkets, bakeries etc), then curfew and from today there's a 7 days complete lock-down (curfew) all over the island. 

I've been stuck at home since last Thursday (when I had to get some groceries). I've been busy with this and that, finished a few items for my shop (no photos yet). 

As most of you know, I love log cabin quilts. Recently I have finished two scrappy log cabin quilts, you can see them here and here. Yesterday I worked on UFO #1 (13) I've been piecing the blocks for some time, can't remember exactly when I started, maybe 1-2 years ago.

1-2 weeks ago I decided on a layout and yesterday I first pinned the blocks together and marked each row

.... and voila! 

Here it measures 64 x 64 inches (162.5 cm square). After I took the pic, I added one row to the top and bottom (64 x 80 inches / 12.5 x 203 cm). I've yet to decide if I want to stop here or make it larger? 
I think this one is going to be another favorite! I just love, love, LOVE this design, and of course; it looks even better when scrappy! :) 

I've made my very first wedge place mats! 

This is the fabric that has been in and out of the shelf umpteen times. Earlier this year I finally decided what to make (link) From the fabric I had, I've made 1 tea cozy + coasters, these and four other place mats. 

This is what is left of those fabrics, cut into squares, strips and rectangles. 
More squares for scrappy quilts! :) 

I'll never get tired to this view, every day is different 
(Sunday, March 22, 2020)

Such a glorious morning (Friday, March 20, 2020)