Wow - what a difference a week makes! One week ago, I was enjoying using my orphan blocks to make quilts - and I still have one up on the design wall in progress...
But then I started getting phone calls and messages from medical personnel who needed face masks, and wondered if I or some of my quilting buddies could make some for them. And how could I say no? So I started researching patterns, found one that seemed to fit the bill (after consultation with the medical professionals) and went on a face mask making binge!
And the best thing about making face masks? They only take two pieces of fabric, cut 6 x 9, so they are perfect to make from scraps! I used up a whole pile of 10" squares I had cut from my scrap stash to make those masks shown above, and I have more cut out to make this week. Monday I posted a tutorial for face masks on the blog if you want to join in the effort. Just find people in your area who are in need! Once I started posting pics on Facebook, I had several folks contact me about making some for them, or for their offices.
Oh, and back on the orphan block quilts - my friend Louise, who blogs at My Quilt Odyssey, has written a post about making quilts from orphan blocks. Click here to read her very informative article!
If you're not overwhelmed by home schooling like so many moms I know, it's a great time to work on diminishing your scrap stash. So what are you working on these days?