COVID Craft Corner

The following projects have been created by our members during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020.   This is our digital Show & Share:
1.  Connie Chaplin:
Here’s a couple shots of the storage bag I made for the mini iron that I won at a guild meeting quite some time ago.  I made the bag out of batik scraps, a base fabric, batting, and lined it with the same heat-proof fabric that is on my ironing table.  I used the Beads of Courage bag instructions as a starting point and just changed the measurements to suit the size of the iron.  Plus added a pocket to hold the iron rest, screwdriver and instruction booklet.   Now have one item crossed off my 2020 sewing to-do list!

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Also, a quilt top that I made last weekend when our Community Quilt sew day got stormed out.  I used the Square-in-a-Square block pattern that Karen Bialik demonstrated at our February meeting.  Instructions are posted at the bottom of the page this website under the BoM Challenge tab.  10 blocks nicely uses a 40-square charm pack.  Since the blocks are trimmed to the correct size at each step, it is probably the most accurate quilt top I’ve ever made.  I added borders to bring the quilt up to 50″ x 70″ so it will eventually become a CAMP quilt.   Thanks to Elaine Josey for the charm pack and most of the border fabrics.
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 2.   Helen Raczuk:
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I’ve been playing around with scraps, and leftover bits from an appliqué project. Wanted to see  if I could create curves (which I did! Yahoo! ) without patterns and templates.  I created the background, cutting and stitching, and sub cutting and stitching again, with no particular theme in mind.  I put batting on the back, and did free motion quilting and then stitched and beaded.  I will back it and bind it today.  It will end up as a 12 x 12 mini quilt for my table stand. I enjoyed doing this!
3.   Kathy Witdouck:
This is a quilt I made from a block exchange I participated in with the LETHBRIDGE Modern Quilt Guild. I FMQd each block on my domestic machine then used Pauline Rogers QAYG Sashing tools and technique to put the blocks together. Enjoy!
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IMG_0527  I bought this kit from Sue Giffen at a guild meeting when members were selling  unwanted items. It is Sky by Zen.  I’ve never done flying geese before. Also, this is my first quilt done on my long arm. I thought straight lines would be easy. Was I ever wrong!  But nevertheless I’m happy with the results.
4.  Kay Henke:
“Whirlygig” Baby Quilt (designed and sewn and machine quilted) Finished sized approximately 35″ x 45″
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 5.   Lynn Gibson:
​​​​​I have finished a community quilt and a baby quilt.IMG_1648
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I also made a tulip block as a tribute to Pjam for my BoM sampler quilt. IMG_1635
6.  Ruth Atwood:
-Two yoga mat bags I made from table runners (aka cat blankets) that were getting sun-faded
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-Made fabric sets from Strips and plan to make quilts from them, probably complementing with solids from my stash bought in Amish country about ten years ago!
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-The top I would have made at the Community Quilt sew day! On the left are the thread-catchers I made while assembling it. What? You all say. Such large pieces! Yes, my 2.5 inch box was overflowing so I have a bunch of 16 patch blocks laid out to work on.
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-I used up all my denim leftovers, and had to get a pair of jeans from Doreen R to cut off half a leg so I could make this playpen sized quilt. I used scraps of Eye Spy fabrics on the back and no batting.
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-Finished the binding on this Bento Box quilt for Children in Care. Thanks to Kaye B for the lovely quilting. (I tried to quilt this myself before Christmas but had to “unquilt” twice so I gave it to Kaye! Problems with my machine, since serviced and I hope fixed!)
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