|Freshly pressed Kona cottons!|
Persimon Dreams PQ 11.4 was Birds in the Air, using the classic block in some way that it is recognizable in your finished piece.
I waited until the last minute (a theme for PQ for most of the challenges) and created this micro-mini quilt that finished at just 3 3/4" square. There are 40 pieces in it.
|I named it Hummer|
So I made my HSTs about 1 1/4" unfinished and then cut them down to 1" so they'd finished at 1/2". Fun! I was surprised at how precise this ended up, and once again, I am mystified as to why when I make a 12" block I still miss some intersections or points!
|Narrow single-fold binding, stitched down with Sulky metallic Holoshimmer|
Actually it first reminded me of a 150 Canadian Women block...#4 to be exact, which I made three years ago. That first idea was to make a 6" block, maybe make it into a potholder...
Well it ended up being a tad smaller!
I smiled when I spied this piece in my stash for the backing.
This 'fly away' shot shows the slight trapunto effect from the matchstick quilting.
|Perched on a fencepost|
This is the most recent PQ challenge. Well, I'd already made a lap size quilt, Smooches, for 11.3, to be given to the Windsor Sexual Assault Centre for Hands2Help later this year.
With the secret sewing deadlines fast approaching, I wasn't sure I'd be able to do anything, but then when I read Roseanne's post at Home Sewn by Us, where they were going to make small quilts for A Doll Like Me, I thought smaller. And came up with placemats to be given to Meals on Wheels.
We did this as a guild project one Christmas when I was a part of the guild here in town. I missed the 12 noon CST deadline by a little over an hour, so even with losing an hour, I'd still have been a few minutes past. It's okay; the interruptions were all okay and I'd rather have those kind of family interruptions than not! Prizes are not needed, and I still put this on #projectquilting, and Kim saw it.
I finished up my secret sewing, and instead of turning to the Island Batik challenge, which has been percolating for over a month now in the back of my brain, and instead of doing my OMG, I made the second placemat, a DrEAMi moment striking again!
Island Batik is calling so I will now focus on what I need to!
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I want to share two good resources that have helped me in the past two days to understand this new virus, and to understand the gravity of the situation. I hope you will listen to the five-minute YouTube talk from the Toronto doctor, sent to me by my dear friend Linda, and read the entire article from a statistics guy, sent to me by Dayna's SIL. Both contain quantitative, analytical, and educational information, no opinion or emotional bias.
And the lengthy article, that is well worth the time to read and understand:
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now