I'm going nuts making masks!
These are a few of my new masked hexagons, made from the scraps of face masks I've been sewing since March. In my last installment, here, I described how I made these hexies, using conventional English Paper Piecing techniques. At the time, I had only made about 35 hexagons.
Since then, I've made many more masks to donate. So here's the finished quilt, with a total of 79 masked hexagons, all socially distanced.
UPDATE: The digital pattern for this quilt is now for sale on Etsy, here. All money raised from this $1.99 pattern will go to my Los Angeles Regional Foodbank fundraiser, here.
Here are some of my new favorite masked hexagons. The "faces" are cut from assorted solids; and the "mask" prints are from my vast stash of mostly novelty fabrics that I used in actual masks. Here's a bit of casino fabric that a friend gifted me.
While making masks, I discovered that I own TWO radish fabrics.
And numerous cat fabrics. This cat looks bored.
Mighty Mouse intends to triumph over covid. The patriotic buttons almost look like eyes with red-and-white eyeshadow.
The red vintage paisley below is only nice in small doses.
Yes, that's matzoh fabric.
Rainbow triangles go with everything.
A dandelion print reminds me that things more benign than viruses can blow in the wind.
This awesome fabric features quilters' rulers:
Harry Potter is recognized universally as a symbol of meeting catastrophe with a great deal of anxiety (but triumphing anyway).
A truly horrible brown rose print made a remarkably nice mask for a hexagon.
Bars - horizontal, or on an angle - keep the hexagons socially distanced.
This next fabric - the star - was from a print featuring Spongebob.
A 1970's era flannel. So soft and comfy.
For quilting, I surrounded the masks with quilted covid viruses, and hypothetical pathogen-laden swirls.
On the white area, I made more emanations
Again, the digital pattern for this quilt is now for sale on Etsy, here.
For a much simpler version of this quilt on a smaller scale, check out my previous post, here.
Of course, I have hexagons and English Paper Piecing on my mind because my new book was just published by Landauer, Hexagon Star Quilts: 113 English Paper Pieced Star Patterns to Piece and Applique, available from Amazon (here) and wherever fine quilting books are sold!