I got 2 more veterans quilts quilted and this pretty one is by Becky. These colors aren't quite true but I think it's OK for me to tell you that these fabrics are from an upcoming Barbara Brackman line and they are beautiful! If you like WIlliam Morris style prints you will want to look for these.
I think the colors are better in this image. I'm not sure the name of the block but it's a pretty one.
This quilt was made by Mom. In December I sent her a link to this blog post as a joke. I never thought she would make the quilt but she did! Here it is the beginning of February and it's ready for binding. I think it's a really striking scrap quilt.
Both quilts, and all of the veterans quilts I'm doing this week, are quilted with the Square Spiral pantograph. I have 2 more to quilt before I can pull out the lap quilts to start practicing my botanical quilts.
Now a little product review.
When I ride in the car I like to have a crochet project to do. I'm a horrible rider and it's good for me to have something else to focus on. I'm just not good at sitting and not having something to do with my hands.
We went to Charlottesville Sunday to watch the football games (Fly Eagles Fly) and I took some crochet to do.
But it was dark for the drive home and that meant that I could finally test out this light. I have seen the lighted crochet hooks and I suppose they could work. I discussed them with my driver and we agreed that the hook light moving around would be hellish for the driver. That's when I ordered this light. There are several out there and most of the have 3 light brightnesses and this one has 3 colors of light. It's nice.
I used the warmest color and the lowest light level. We agreed that the bright white light would distract the driver but this level was plenty for me. You can see from the first photo to the second that I made good progress on this chemo hat for donation.
Today I'll get the last 2 veterans quilts quilted and I should be free for other quilting until we have out meeting on the 14th.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.