How are you all doing? I trust you are being socially responsible and isolating yourself in your sewing rooms? It sure feels like that’s all I have been doing besides normal housework and chores. I have found I’ve been spending more time on line than I usually do, but who can resist seeing what everyone has posted for the Making Us Laugh Hop!
When the theme of the hop was announced no one knew that our world was going to be turned upside down and the need for laughter would be so important to us all.
I started off with several ideas and then remembered at kit I had bought a few years ago that had way too much fabric in it so I had leftovers! Isn’t that a great problem to have? I did some searching and found the pattern and scraps all together in a bag.
I cut, pieced, sewed and fondled these fabrics. They sure brought a smile to my face! That pile morphed into this:
My flimsy was finished so I sandwiched it and started to quilt. Changing thread colours and choosing the perfect one is always a big part of the fun. Then I hit a snag. I didn’t have the right colour and under the circumstances I knew it would take a while for the ordered thread to come. So I’m going to show this quilt in an unfinished state after all of the sneak peeks I’ve been sharing.
I was disappointed that I didn’t have a finish, but was working on my project for the Project Quilting 11.6 Challenge and couldn’t quite settle on one idea. Then it came to me:
I looked on line at Fandom In Stitches and found the perfect paper piecing project. I cut and flipped and trimmed and sewed and finished a squirrel for my wall. This finishes at 12” x 14” and was so much fun to make. Do you have those squirrels hanging around? I sure have them visiting me on a regular basis. In fact, one squirrel wasn’t enough, so while I was quilting this I shortened my stitches and did some thread painting while I was at it.
And this one also;
So there you have it. My contribution to the eye candy being shared by 31 bloggers. Stop by their blogs to see what they have done and leave a comment telling them if you laughed out loud, chuckled or just giggled a bit at their attempts to Make You Laugh!
Here’s the rest of the bloggers sites:
Monday, March 23 That’s today!
Quilt Schmilt. You are here
Tuesday March 24
Moosestash Quilting do visit Joan, our funny hostess
I’d like to thank Joan at Moosestash Quilting for hosting this hop which celebrates International Quilting Day. I’d also like to thank all of the other bloggers for their posts, inspiration, patterns and giving us the many gifts of laughter! 😆 Carol