Saturday, May 2, 2020

Wego Challenge Quilt (in progress)

My little quilt guild is having a challenge.  We are supposed to make a quilt 'All About Me'.  We can make anything 'quilted', any size, that says something about ourselves.  Well, I think that anything that speaks about quilting or vintage sewing machines (or red, my favorite color) speaks about me.

Way back in September 2018, Erin at My Patchwork Life, gave away some of her UFO blocks.  I won a set of blocks with quilty sayings that were in red/white/black (set #F on the post link above). 

I've been planning to use these blocks, along with a sewing machine cut out (red and white polka dots) that I've had since 2012, to make a quilt for this challenge.  I just needed to sit down and figure out how to put them all together. 

Well, since I also love to find things at the thrift stores, I included some quilty panels that I found at Goodwill a couple of  years ago. 

I actually bought this one at a quilt show, along with the matching T-Shirt

I drew up a plan (graph paper is great), then started making Flying Geese, Half Square Triangles and 4 patch blocks.
Stitched on my Featherweight

I'm behind on all of this due to making face masks.  I finally got started stitching everything together last week.  Below is my design wall.  I finished the hand applique on the toilet paper quilts on Thursday.

And the quilt progresses...

bottom row is on the floor
The blank spot is waiting for me to stitch the blanket stitch with my Janome on this block.

Hopefully I'll get this block stitched on Sunday.  This quilt top is supposed to be finished on Monday.  Not sure it will happen, we'll see. 

I made more kids masks for my neighborhood.
46 kid sized masks
Hubby has been advertising them on our neighborhood website (for free).  I only have a couple of them left.  I'm making more masks as my 'leader/ender's' while working on the challenge quilt.

I looked out the window of my sewing room today and saw this.
bird nesting in the gutter
Hubby isn't happy about where the bird is nesting, but he'll leave it alone. 

This week I got to work 3 days (I've only gotten to work 5 days the whole month of April), and had lunch with a friend (sitting in the grocery store parking lot in separate cars).  Today was a drive by baby shower.  Oops! the baby quilt isn't quilted yet, but I still participated.  I'm behind on baby quilts (one baby born in April, and 3 due sometime in May). 


  1. Love, love, love the way your quilt is looking! It seems the need for masks will never end so, I guess, we just keep making them. ~Jeanne

  2. Oh, I like where you are going with this challenge piece. I have stopped with masks, but a guild member is avidly working away (she says it is her way to cope) so I have passed on fabric, elastic, etc.. to her.

  3. yes I have been making masks too like your quilt looking good. I am participating in couple quilt a longs that have been posted plus deep cleaning my sewing room and a few other parts of the house plus playing teacher for grandsons..

  4. Isn't if fun to be creative??? I have dreams... and a sprark happened last week. Has me planning to pull the Creative Space together!!! Hopefully will start on that this next week. But a couple of appointments will eat up a bit of the available time. Love the playful theme of the challenge. One was issued by a local guild here too.... so far I have not taken the challenge!!!

  5. Oh what a fun quilt this is going to be and what a fun challenge. It'll be interesting to see what everybody will come up with. How wonderful that you've been making so many kid's masks for your neighbours. I've made some too but just for my family.

  6. What a fun quilt. LOL I love your lunch with friend. We call that a cop lunch. Nice of you to make kid masks.

  7. Love your quilt! I've seen those graphic prints before, and love how your are incorporating them.

  8. Your quilt is beautiful! Love the black and red!

  9. Your quilt is coming along so great! I love the plan you have for those pieces!!! and your bird.. oops!!


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