Coronavirus Quilt update

I’ve finished a few more weeks of clues on my Coronavirus Quilt (Bonnie Hunter’s Unity Quilt-along) and I’m really loving it!

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Every week, I wonder if I’m going to run out of fabrics.  I’ve pulled out every scrap of red, blue and aqua that I could find in my sewing room.  I don’t have much dark blue and aqua blue left but I still have plenty of red.

I got lucky this past week because the clue was to make red and white/cream half square triangles that we’ll use next week I guess.

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So here are my 272 red and white/cream half square triangles.  Yay!

I did have to dig into the ugly fabrics to get a nice mix.

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But it’s been cut into small pieces and in the end, all you’ll see is something beautiful.

Isn’t that how life is sometimes – you have to make something beautiful out of something ugly?

Believe it or not, I also finished hand quilting the Homemade quilt.

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It’s a little hard to see with the light thread but it mostly adds texture.  I want to bind it with the dark brown fabric that I used for the churn dash background but I’m a couple inches short!  I went online to order more and now – I wait.  Things are taking longer these days so it will probably be here mid June (frown- y face here).

I’m also back to hand quilting the borders of my Beauteous quilt but I’m running out of steam on that one and I did something to bruise my left hand so hand quilting is a little painful now.  I’ll get to it eventually.

Stay well my friends!

2 thoughts on “Coronavirus Quilt update

  1. I’m also keeping up with this quilt along and digging deep in the scraps! Like you, this will forever be my Coronavirus quilt

    1. I’m enjoying watching your progress! Keeps me motivated! I just ordered some extra wide white backing and I want to try to embroider or somehow make a pictorial journal on this for the back of the quilt. I hope it’ll be a real piece of history to leave behind. I’m not so good at drawing so I need to work on a plan for this but I’m excited about it. Stay well!

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