Sunday, 10 May 2020

RSC 2020 May = Dark green

At the beginning of the year I listed ongoing RSC projects and UFOs I wanted to continue this year.
I had quite a bundle of  Twinkler blocks, not too many green ones, so today I added 4 more using Dark Green fabrics.
This is one of the blocks that inspired me on Cathy’s Sane, Crazy, Crumby quilt blog. I have already made one quilt from this design and am now busy making blocks for another quilt.

Another of Cathy’s blocks which tempted me was Ticky Tacky  houses and sometime last year (year before?) I made quite a few. Mine finished at 3.5” square, Cathy’s at 3” square. Fast forward to a few days ago and Cathy showed her finished quilt! Wow! I found my stash of little houses and couldn’t remember how I made them ( mainly the sizes of the pieces). With Cathy’s help and my measuring the parts of the completed houses I made a few more this afternoon. Firstly a few with green in them:

And then 4 more:

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Scrubs bags

I know a few people making Scrubs bags for the NHS, bags that can be used to put uniform in when nurses or other NHS staff come off duty. Once home they put the whole lot, still inside the bag, in the washing machine. Safer way to keep germs confined.

I’ve made two for two nurses on the same ward as my nursing friend.

I used the video by Six-Penny Memories on YouTube. Easy and quick to make.

I’ve had this piece of fabric in my stash for several years and it was just right for the purpose, the exact size to make two bags. And, best of all, NO SCRAPS left!

Saturday, 2 May 2020

A sign of the times

Wearing masks is not yet compulsory here in the UK. Scientists seem divided on the matter although it is recommended to wear a mask in shops or on public transport.
My husband and I fall into the Self Isolating group so we are not going into shops or travelling on public transport. Whilst we are out having our daily walk everyone we meet is complying with the Social distancing rule of being 2 metres apart. Makes walking quite entertaining as people dodge and dive into driveways, suddenly  cross the road to the opposite pavement, walk in the middle of the road and so on. We passed one elderly couple in the park the other day and the lady said she didn’t think anyone would be able to walk in straight lines anymore!
However, our family does do some food shopping and, in anticipation of things changing in the next few months I decided to make some masks.

This was a pattern recommended by a neighbour, a retired GP, who thought it was a good design. The mask has a pocket for a piece of kitchen paper filter. She is wearing hers and says it works well because the kitchen paper stops the mask getting damp.
One each for my husband and I, and two each for our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.
I also made 5 two layer pleated ones based on Mary’s blog: Making scrap quilts from stash. So we have one each of this design.