Saw this Cozy Quits Design pattern in a tutorial on YouTube. Had some scrap fabrics in my stash. Created the two quilts specified in the pattern and went on to create a matching pillow case for one of them for my daughter. I had MSQC quilt these. They did a great job.
A friend passed along to me several past issues of various quilting magazines. I love browsing through them as they give me inspiration. The color choice in one of those lovelies got me going. I FMQ on my domestic machine, so I had to alter the design and pattern a bit, but the resulting 44"x44" wall hanging is just what my brown living room needed.
I started making masks in Feb. 2020, after having 4 exchange students, knowing each one brought their mask, it is just common courtesy in Japan, kids do not think anything about them. I made 1300 masks from my stash, used the entire stash, approx $6,000.00, no one had any place to buy masks, NOT TALKING N95, talking about friends family and community. Now there are.many places you can get them but I get a lot of repeat customers.
I was asked to make a Christmas-themed camper wall hanging. After completing the 18" square quilt, the gal asked for three more, and wanted them all connected into one large hanging. What a task! And I had only 4 weeks to complete it. She was happy, I am happy, and wiser. I'll start my "ask-fors" further in advance from now on. Whew!
I bit off more than I could chew with this king size quilt. It takes a lot of time and energy to apply fusible interfacing to all of the T-Shirts and the resulting fabric is heavier than the cotton I am used to sewing. In the end I was happy to complete this quilt and memorialize many of my T-Shirts some of which are more than 20 years old. I had MSQC quilt this with simple stipple. They did a great job.