Monday, March 16, 2020
Weekly update: Covid-19 upsets nearly everything -- but we quilt on!
I had five events to juggle on Saturday (two with my husband). Kiwanis pancake breakfast was postponed, AAUW was cancelled, LCCCA concert was cancelled. The Zion Woman's Club / Zion Conservatory of Music fundraising luncheon was cancelled. The caterer had already bought the food and she was able to package all the meals "to go." They tried to notify everyone who'd bought a ticket to pick up their meals at the caterer's storefront. (I did, and the reuben sandwiches were very good.)
The one Saturday event that was still on was a celebration of life for a friend's husband. I did go, and I'm glad that I did. Since I only knew my friend and her stepson I didn't stay very long.
Our church held service Sunday morning (about 60 people who sat with spouse/partner/family but apart from everyone else; no coffee hour) and Lenten Bible study Sunday evening (about 10 people).
The week ahead, and into the week after that, have been pretty much swept clean of activities. We have lots of food, lots of toilet paper and paper towels. (If we get really, really desperate I have a drawer full of fancy paper napkins that I have refrained from using out of a conviction that the right occasion has not yet occurred.) We have stacks of books. And, of course, I have a studio full of fabric and a long list of quilting projects that I need to make and even more that I want to make.
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And with that: here's the finish for this week!
It's 72 x 80. I managed to quilt it on my domestic sewing machine (Janome 8200) by doing one quarter at a time. I used free-motion swoops and swirls in the blocks and free-motion parallel lines in the setting triangles.
The Little Windows blocks were made by members of the ALA Biblioquilters. The quilt will be in the silent auction at the ALA Annual conference in June.
The left over blocks were pieced into the back. I had almost, but not quite, enough of one fabric for the backing.
Linking up with other confined-to-(fat)quarters quilters:
Design Wall Monday
And wash your hands!