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COVID-19 and the Stay Home Order

So how is this mess going for you? I have to say that it started out pretty strange, having to “stay at home”. We are enjoying the farm and can’t imagine being in town close to friends and neighbors and having to just stay home!!! It got a little rough… but got better when I made some changes and choices! At first, like so many others, I was at a loss for what to do. Not like I didn’t have anything to do, but the deadlines and commitments all faded away. That, along with the onset of angst about trying to have a normal life, creativity seemed to also have some difficulty.

Thankfully, I had a little job to take care of and the Stay Home Order made it much easier to tackle.

The fabrics

fabric choices
Chose these two fabrics

Of course, with retail closed due to the order to stay home, I had to shop online for the fabrics. Color and print do not show up nearly as well on the computer as in person. Not sure how you handle a fabric that is not true to color when ordering online…. but it sure is nerve-wracking to buy on faith!!!

Settled on a design.

Block Line Drawing
Friendship Star

Made a test block.

The Mock Up block
Checking the color value and placement of the block and the plan. (these are not the fabrics in the quilt)

I modified the block by adding a half square triangle in the corners. The modification makes a secondary pattern of a ribbon weaving between the blocks

Started cutting.

Preparing to sew the CR Quilt
Block Components cut

And then…

along the way… the taste test got in the way.

Ooops
Where did all those empty bags come from?

This is a joke Block … as in taste test getting out of hand… if it was Makers Mark bourbon instead of Crown Royal, it could have happened!!! (and maybe it did…)

Or was it just a joke?

How are we coping
Oops! We did it again!

This is a legit error. It hung on the wall for several days before I noticed it!!!

Top Done

Crown Royal Top Done
A completed top

But I made changes and easier to stay home and have a nearly perfect top.

How the choices were made

This is not my quilt design. I suggested that the owner of the bags look online for some quilts he liked. This is the one he chose. I suggested some options, but this one suited his aesthetic. The quilt is a throw size and is for a Man Cave as a sofa throw. It will look spectacular once it is all quilted. Next up, find a backing for it online, (wide because I just don’t want to seam fabric)! I may need that Makers Mark after all!!!

Tools I used

I put my money where my mouth is so to speak and the tools I used to create this quilt are items I carry in the I Have A Notion store. I used the Quilters Select Rulers for cutting, the Wool Pressing Mat, a Misting Spray Bottle, Clover pins, and the Titanium Needle (Top Stitch). Not make money, (although it would be a nice benefit), but really it is to help those that sew make the BEST CHOICE for their dollar. As we get back on our feet from the stay home order or actual quarantine, making better choices may become even more important in the next coming months.

How are you surviving this unprecidented time?

More Later… (we have new residents)- Beth

4 thoughts on “COVID-19 and the Stay Home Order

  1. Nice quilt. I gave some of your misting bottles to friends as gifts, and they both love them.

    1. Those misting bottle are the bomb at the pressing station!!!

  2. I enjoy your writing. We have 10 acres, not a farm, not a ranch, I call it a weedett! So much to do in the spring but we wouldn’t move back to town. Desperate for rain, but the baby geese are on the pond, the cranes hatched at least one, and the deer and elk are getting close to having their young.

    1. Thanks for the compliment about what I have to say! Not sure we qualify as a farm, but since we have stock- chickens, cats and dogs, and one more to add to the list (blog will be about that next), but not sure what else to call it since we have all the areas of a farm… pasture, barn, garden, coop etc. No geese or ducks on the pond… and the deer only seem to eat here and hide in the woods for the most part, as do most of the wild creatures. So far we’re having fun!!!

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