A couple more borders
First off, this is a horrid photo. I took it last night and the living room lighting is not good for photography. So pretend that these colors are bright like crayons.
It was dyeing day yesterday and hair cutting day and then I got to do some sewing and pieced the two side borders. I didn't quilt on the DWR but that will be my focus for today. I want to get two more rows of the DWR done and start sewing these borders on this quilt.
I was thinking yesterday that I didn't have anything ready to put on the longarm after the DWR is done so I pulled this little quilt out to figure out what I might be able to do with it. You might remember that I also have a queen size version of this too and I pulled out (and washed) some fabric that I will dye for the back of it.
Back to this. I don't really use wall hangings so I thought about what else I might be able to make with it. Placemats are always my go-to but that would not be a good use of this quilt. A little more pondering and then it hit me that this is a great candidate for a Christmas tree skirt! I know it's not traditional Christmas colors but it's a pretty star and by making a tree skirt I can cut out the horribly bulky center. Now I'm finally excited to work on it.
Another project that I'm going to look at this weekend is another set of placemats. These are some napkins that I ice dyed last summer. I'm going to pull some fabrics and start another set of placemats.
All those should make for a very nice weekend of projects.
1/20/2022 12:04:32 pm
The small version of the DWR (I forget what that stands for) quilt is stunning! Just my two cents, but I hope you reconsider cutting it and hanging it on the wall. It really makes a statement.
1/21/2022 09:57:54 am
Good morning Vicki. I'm going to agree with Kristin on this one because, when I think of all the time and work you put into creating this beautiful piece of art, and then, to use it only once a year, doesn't seem right. Just saying.....
1/21/2022 10:26:58 am
Sounds like you had a real busy day yesterday! A Xmas tree skirt would great idea. I could see it being used for a Victorian color scheme.
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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.