Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Projects While at Home and Abroad

Today is April 28th.  It is the 40th day for me staying at home.  I really started March 12 but, I had to go to work a couple mornings that following week.  I'm keeping busy.  Spending everyday with my grandson which is awesome. I feel bad for families who have to be apart from their grandkids and kids during this time.  Most of the festivals have been cancelled or postponed for the summer.  No Fireworks at the lakefront either.  It's going to be a difficult 2020. Enough about that. 

 I wanted to show a brilliant idea my friend Jen came up with.  There is as you know a lack of elastic right now. Jen and I used to run 5K's together and during the colder days you would wear a "MUFF". They are made of a stretchy polyester fabric and covered your mouth and nose  She decided to cut one up in 1" increments and then cut that 1" strip into 4 pieces.  They work perfectly for the masks.  And they are less likely to rub and hurt your ears after wearing them for hours. So I decided to cut up one of my muffs and make some masks for my office.  So here is what I did.  

My Muff cutting 1" strips from the top down. 

Muff cut. The pieces roll up on their own. 

Masks waiting for pleats to be added. 

 My next project was a 10 minutes table runner.  In reality it takes about 20 minutes.  I laugh at my friend who tells me it takes her 2 hours.  It's a fun project using 2 pieces of fabric. I found a good tutorial here.  This fabric was from one of the Wednesday night lives from The Quilted Cow on Facebook.  http://www.animblethimble.com/ten-minute-table-runner-pattern-and-pics.htm

So Mike and I took a 3 day trip to our house up north.  From one house to another as to not infecting or taking anything with us.  I took my Red S Featherweight machine along and a few projects.  These are the 2 Runaround Bags I made.  They were quick and easy and I plan on making more.  What a great gift for a friend or family member.  Throw your license, money and your credit card into the bag with a comb and off you go.  I used to carry huge purses.  I haven't in years.  I love these little purses!!  Here is a picture of the Pattern by Lazy Girl.  I'm not experienced in making bags. Especially bags with zippers. This was the ultimate easy bag.  The zipper was put on with my Featherweight and the regular foot that it usually has on it.  You have to try it!  I'm looking forward to getting in my stash and finding some coordinating fabrics to make a few more. 

The bag is 7" X 9" 

Front of the bag.  On this one I decided to use the same fabric above and below the zipper. 

Here is the back of the bag. See the nice big pocket you can put your phone in? 

Here are my 2 flavors of Runaround Bags.  

A quilt I made years ago.  It's called Look to The Cross. I added the words to the photo of it. Just a reminder to Trust in God during these very trying times. He is in control. 

1 comment:

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