Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Today is usually my least favorite day of April. . . .You know, April 15, tax day.  But this year we have an extension to file until July, and you can be sure I am taking advantage of that extension.

But this year several things have made the day better.  The weather is fine, my federal assistance check was direct deposited, and I am working up some new designs.  But most of all. . .

Block 4 of my Southwest Sunrise BOM is released today!  Woot Woot!!

You can purchase block 4 HERE.

This guy is really kinda cute, but it is also a very relevant block for this month given the health crisis we are facing in our country.  

Hope you were able to pick up the free daffodil block I shared in my last post.  It will only be available for a few more days and then I will put up another free block.

Like so many other quilters, I am making face masks for my family and friends.  It has been fun going through my fabric stash to find just the right fabric for everyone.

Of course, I am going FULL MINGO with my mask, but I made one with fish and ducks for the Hubs.  He likes it, I think, but I think he would be more likely to wear it if I had made it out of camo fabric.  Then he could wear it during hunting season.  

But the only camo fabric I have is MINKY camo.  I thought of using it.  Do you think he would like that fuzzy on his face???  Hmmmm.  Not so much. 

Hope you are doing well, staying safe and healthy, and wearing your mask when you go out.  Better yet,  STAY HOME.


  1. Do you have patterns for the face mask and what are the buttons for?

    1. People complain about the elastic rubbing on the ears after a while. You can hook the elastic over the buttons and that goes across the back of your head and takes that pressure off the ears.

  2. love the free daffodil block thank you

  3. Thank you for the daffodil design love them

  4. Reeze, a thousand thanks for the beautiful Art Nouveau block you gave us. Fabulous Easter gift to receive.

  5. Where did you find elastic? lwbuchholz - The top mask looks like the Fu Mask that you can google. I've been making those with ties since I have no elastic. Missouri Star has a mask pattern that looks like the bottom mask except that it uses ties also - across the top and bottom.


I'd love to know what you think! Thanks for sharing your ideas.