A good quilty weekend
I so love our monthly sewing get together with my quilt club. We usually have 6 - 10 people and we get to leave everything set up Friday might so we can show up Saturday and just start sewing. This weekend we had 9 both days. 7 people came both days.
I finished this veterans quilt top and I love it so much! It's all scraps. The blue center is leftover from a veterans quilt back that I dyed and the color strips are leftovers from the Big Green Quilt. Trash to treasure for sure. The blocks are rectangular and finish 8 x 10 so the top is 48 x 60. I just love how the waste fabric scraps sparkle. I'd make one of these in a bed size. Some day this will get quilted.
I fired up the longarm for the first time since vacation and quilted these two tops that I pieced on vacation. I just did some simple wavy line quilting. My approach to the veterans quilts now is fast and easy. There are too many to be quilted to spend a lot of time on them. I think this motif works well with the strong geometric lines of the design. I like both of these quilts a lot and they were easy to cut with the Accuquilt Go.
Last week I got this backing fabric dyed for my postage stamp quilt. That's the next thing going on the longarm - FINALLY! My oldest UFO is going to be quilted.
I was going to do a black backing but I decided on blue and black. It just needed to be dark because the batting is black. I'm excited to finally get started on that one.
My goals for this week are:
- load and baste the postage stamp quilt
- bind the veterans quilts
- finish the current crochet blanket
- start working on enlarging the vulture quilt
9/13/2021 10:56:14 am
Your veterans quilts are beautiful! You will make the recipients very happy to receive them.
9/13/2021 04:50:17 pm
I like the wide blue strip in the center and the rectangular shape of your blocks.
9/13/2021 05:32:05 pm
I love, love that first quilt with what you call waste strips. It is just lovely in every way.
9/13/2021 06:03:52 pm
Great use for waste! Of course you know I'm a fan of the colours.
9/14/2021 08:14:42 am
The "waste" fabric top is gorgeous. I have a top in progress made with your waste fabrics and men's shirts. I need to get back to work on it. I have gotten lost in embroidery work.
9/14/2021 09:08:27 am
The waste fabric top is so pretty and reminds me of Wanda's prism quilt she just finished. That will be wonderful to get your oldest UFO done. My oldest UFO is still not finished. I just needs pin basted, quilted and bound. I have too many projects right now to work on it.
Karen from Michigan
9/14/2021 01:24:48 pm
I, too, love the waste fabric quilt. It is so colorful and not overwhelming. This combo is calming to me.
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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.