A good weekend
I'm a slow quilter. I only quilt about an hour a day on days that I do quilt. I got some quilting in Friday and Saturday on the DWR and I'm 25% done. I love how it's looking and I taught myself something new!
The motif in the center is done with 2 rulers. I start it in a corner, move to the center and then work the rest of the petals. From a distance you rea;;y don't notice the thread build up so much but I didn't like it and I needed to figure out a new way to do it.
It's hard to see my purple lines to mark the center. I realized that I could work the outside petals by stopping just short of the center.
After the third petal I go to the center and work the small petals and them back out to work the last side of the large petals.
This is super close and no one will be looking at it this close, but that's a big difference in my opinion. The second row went pretty fast. I hope to get back down there tonight to do more. If not, I'll certainly be quilting on it tomorrow.
Upstairs I'm adding borders to the vulture quilt. If you look near the bottom you can see the dark brown fabric that I dyed for the sashing. I picked dark brown to pull the dark brown out of the bird feet and feathers. Ever corner will be stripes like these in the colors of the frame diagonally opposite. So on the right side there will be blue and red pieces at the top and turquoise and yellow pieces at the bottom. I haven't decided on the corners yet but I do have some scraps of her stamped borders that I can do something with.
There was a lot of football so there was also a lot of crochet. I forgot to take photos but I'll get some before Wednesday's post. I'm making great progress on 2 of the projects.
when you quilt at your frame are you sitting on a tall rolling stool or chair? or do you stand? I imagine one way after an hour or two your feet and legs would ache and if you sit and lean your back would - smart to limit it.
1/18/2022 08:24:52 am
I think the quilting on this will be delightful. It enhances the design without grabbing the attention away from the lovely colors.
1/18/2022 08:29:00 am
The stitching on the first motif reminds me of some the interstate highways the way the have flyovers and under each other. I agree on your second one where you “bounce back” and don’t cross one another! Great thinking! And the dinosaur quilt is going to be so nice! Can’t wait to see it finished!
1/18/2022 09:31:54 am
I find it hard to believe that you get so much quilting done in an hour a day! You must be very efficient, or all those Veteran's quilts wouldn't get done. The lopsided playoff games were a bit disappointing, but looking forward to the next round this weekend. Your vulture quilt is so unique and fun, great progress.
1/18/2022 10:52:48 am
Wait, you are adding borders to the already quilted vulture quilt? I guess you are using the quilt as you go method! Good solution on the wedding ring quilt!
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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.