My weekend got off to a great start with my quilt club. We sewed together Friday and Saturday and I worked on my next veterans quilts. Months ago I cut a bunch of kits and this was the one I pulled to work on next. I cut enough for 2 identical quilts. Right now I'm in block mode and am sewing them into rows as I go. I need a total of 8 rows. I have 5 done and 3 more to go and then I can out it all together.
But, for now, it's all packed away until our June sewing days. I may be able to finish both tops that weekend.
The rest of the weekend I made some good progress quilting the firefighter quilt. My original plan was to quilt it in black but I realized that black thread would kind of ruin my gradient black. I switched to red thread and I'm so glad I did. The red looks much better from the back and the front.
I stitched in the ditch all of the borders and all I have left to do is the quilting in the black border and the outside border.
I also have the table runner left to do. it will not fit on the backing I have loaded so I'll find something and get this quilted as soon as the big quilt is done. Might as well bind both at the same time.
Finally, all of the vacation gift placemats are officially done with the dyeing of this napkin to match one of Mom's placemats. They are all packed and ready to take to the beach.
This week I want to finish quilting the firefighter quilt and then I'll spend most of the week getting things ready for the beach. I also have voter precinct training Thursday and I have to buy a new microwave. Ours decided to revert to being just a very large clock.
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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.