My Life, Quarantine Quilting

COVID 19 Quarantine Quilting & Supporting Our Local Quilt Shops

I hope you’re staying healthy during this crazy quarantine period.

It’s a strange time for sure.

What are you doing with all of your quarantine time?

Are you making masks?

I’ve made a few dozen by now.

Are you getting lots of quilting done?

I’m actively working on our 3″ blocks…

My stack is considerably taller now.

I’ve also started a new project with our guild.

There are 182, 4″ x 5″ blocks in the book.

I’ve cut kits for each of them.

Yesterday I posted #1.

Just 181 to go!

Oh yes, I’ve also spent COUNTLESS hours trying to get our lousy internet to work properly…

(& my mom’s too. They live just down the street & also having issues).

I guess our crappy service just cannot take the overload.

It’s off, it’s on, it’s off… Welcome to rural America.

Anyone use Viasat?

It’s the only service that looks like it might work,

but I don’t know anyone who’s had success with it

so we’re leery to jump into a 2 year contract with them.

Perhaps you’re working on your flower beds getting them ready for the season?

Can’t really take credit here except

that I have dug some up to share

& to move closer to the house to better appreciate them.

Getting some exercise?

I’m walking 2.4 miles/day.

It was so windy one day last week that it blew this sign loose.

Love that it’s pointing up!

Here’s my sign!

Doing lots of praying, but that’s not new for me.

I realize many are out of work & I feel badly for them.

I’ve had all of my spring into summer shows & teaching opportunities disappear.

I also feel bad for our local quilt shops that have had to close during the quarantine.

If you can, please support them.

Many shops have websites that are open.

Some are offering curb-side pick-up.

It’s going to be hard for many to recover & we need them!

If you’re having problems finding notions

I have all the notions that I use on my website for sale.

If I don’t have something you need I may be able to order it.

Just send me an email

Sorry, no 1/4″ elastic.

I’d like to see what you’re doing!

Post pics over at my Sewing With Susan Facebook page

so we can all enjoy your progress for some inspiration.

Just Keep Sewing…


A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks — The Sickle

The Sickle Block

Odd name for such a cute block that we’ll make today.

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!



  • 1 cream sq. 2  5/8″
  • 1 gold sq. 2  5/8″
  • 4 cream sq’s. 1  1/4″
  • 4 gold sq’s. 1  1/4″


Layer the cream & gold 2 5/8″ squares right sides together.

If you’re lazy like me,

slice them corner to corner.

Use that cut edge to sew scant 1/4″ seams for 2 hst’s.

Sew each 1  1/4″ cream square to a 1  1/4″ gold square.

Chain piece to make this go quicker.

I pressed the sewn squares toward the gold fabric.

As I mentioned previously,

it helps the seams nest for best results!

The triangles I pressed open.

Trim them to 2″ x 2″.

Arrange pieces for the block then sew them together.

I pressed the last seam open.

I also removed the stitches in the seam…

You know the drill by now! lol

I debated using more than 2 fabrics

but that would probably change the block to another block!

So many quilt blocks that are almost but not quite same.


Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.

We want to see your progress too!

Just Keep Sewing…