Put your foot down #45

What’s under my foot

My sewing room is finally clean after months of back to back quilts and it feels so good to be orderly again. No more AQ dies and IB fabrics strewn about and no more paper littering the floor.  My cutting station had been narrowed down to only 36″ wide and that was pushing the pile aside to the right. Box  1 from Island Batik hasn’t been unpacked yet but is now off of the floor,  I have a feeling it will be emptied as it is used. It’s time to begin thinking of my May project plans.

I have been busy aside from cleaning. Last weekend I dedicated Saturday to making facemasks. Early last week I placed an order for elastic and still had not received an order update so I called. The elastic is on back order, don’t you just love when businesses let you know this? I had plenty of strips that I purchased years ago and decided to make masks with ties. All of the masks I am making are being donated to our local Fire and Rescue.

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My month to share progress on the Inventory Quilt Project is April so I started working on it Sunday. Along with sharing my progress I am making a couple video tutorials and the first will be shared Monday. Because my sewing room isn’t setup for making videos alone I had to get creative with the tripod and my cell phone.  Good thing I save those purple rubber bands asparagus is bundled with because you never know when you may need one, or 5.

Post 1 on the IQP can be viewed here.

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The fabric for my IQP is from the Island Batik Stash Builder rolls for the geese and Custard for my background. The Custard fabric is one I have been saving since box 2 from IB last year, it has lovely soft shades of yellow and green.

Your shares from #4

Fred from Quilting Patchwork Applique shared this adorable pin cushion

Turid from Den syende himmel shared her colorful pineapple blocks


If you have any Quilty Happenings going on and would like me to share them here sent me a message through my contact form.

There is still time to join in the IQP with  several designers the next couple of months. Click on the logo below to be taken to the FB page to join. Most designers are offering a pattern discount.

My Inventory Quilt is For the love of geese and there is still time to join me.  For the month of April I am offering a 20% discount with coupon code IQP20.

What’s under your foot?

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  1. You made a lot of masks. I can do about 10 a week and that will be my plan for the duration (unless I find a way to speed up some piece of it! Can’t say my spring cleaning is done by a long shot but I am trying to get things better organized!

    1. I can manage 24 in an 8 hour day. Just sew a seam down each side, pleat and add the bias to top and bottom. Fastest method I’ve tried. Of course I had the binding strips made before starting on the mask itself. My spring cleaning is way behind too.

    1. Thank you. The colors in the custard fabric is so soft. When I am sewing I am thinking ahead trying to decide what else I can pair with it.

  2. Hi Denise! HAHA – I agree that you never know when you need one or five of nifty purple rubber bands. I save them from asparagus, too! So glad your sewing room is back in order. I can tell it makes you feel orderly, as well as more creative. Good job. I think I’ll need to make a few masks as well for our new nurse and her police officer brother. {{Hugs}} Stay safe. ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Those are great, heavy rubber bands. I save them but rarely put them to use. The masks are easy peasy compared to what we normally make.

    1. The rubber bands held the cell phone to the tripod so I’m not sure how I would show that. Loved the pincushion. Thank you for linking up.

  3. Thanks for making all those masks for your fire & rescue! BTW, what did you need the 5 purple rubber bands for?? And thank you for hosting the link up, Denise!

    1. I don’t have a cell phone attachment for the tripod so I used the rubber bands to attach and stabilize my iphone to the tripod. Creative minds. When this virus scare is over I seriously have to buy an attachment.

  4. I have not done my spring cleaning yet, although my sewing room desperately needs it. I did organize three drawers, one that would barely shut, because it is full of notions for bag making. Maybe I’m afraid of what I’ll actually uncover?

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