I love our Country School Quilters 2-day sewing "retreats" each month. It's so nice to be able to set up all of my stuff, leave it overnight and just focus on sewing one project and still sleep at home. I could theoretically get more done at home because I spend so much time visiting and talking but, in reality, the distractions at home are even greater.
This is the project that I'm currently working on and I only work on this as a retreat/travel project. It stays packed up the rest of the time. I've had this pattern so long that it's now out of print.
I've cut out fabric and foundations for the 54" x 71" quilt but I have foundations for a queen size one. I'm going to make all the blocks for the standard size and see how I feel about continuing with it. First I'm working on the center blocks and I have all of the elements done except the big middle piece and I made good progress on those.
I've been unsure about this quilt from the beginning because I made some pretty random choices about color placement and fabric selection. After this week I had enough pieces of blocks to get an idea of how it's all going to look together and I'm really pleased! Yes, I have a green spike piece turned wrong but you can still get the idea.
Now this project goes back on the shelf until next time. This week I'm determined to get some mulching done and to get dog beds made with the giant piles of scraps I created from trimming all those veterans quilts.
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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.