You can't beat a weekend that's mostly about making and that's exactly what I had this weekend. It kicked off Friday with 2 days of sewing with my quilt club, Country School Quilters. I generally work on veterans quilts there and I took a new kit from the 14 that I cut out over a year ago. This one, as it turned out, has 2 quilts in it. One had a blue background and one has a tan background.
I started with the blue one and I got all of the blocks together by the time we left Saturday. I brought it home to lay out the blocks on the design wall and I have everything organized and ready to sew together when I go back in March. I found a medium blue in my stash for the border. I had cut another fabric for the border but decided that I didn't like it. I'll use that fabric the next time I cut a bunch of veterans quilt kits. I only have one left so cutting sessions will have to happen pretty soon.
On the quilting front, I finished all the stitch-in-the-ditch for the bottom half of the quilt and I'm working from the middle to the top now. It's going really well but I still don't have a plan for the rest of the quilting.
One of the things that's made the SID go fast is that I can do it all with just one ruler. I'm not searching all over the quilt top for a variety of curved and straight rulers. This one has several curves and a straight edge so I've done every inch of it with this Lily Lines ruler from Bethanne Nemesh.
During the football games I've been crocheting. I got started on a summer sweater. This is one that will be blocked so don't worry about the wonkiness. I think it's going to come together pretty quickly too.
But this week I'm going to focus on getting this one done. It's for Chris's friend and there's a good chance that Chris will see him next weekend. I have a ball and a half left so there is a good chance that I can get it done.
So this week will be about this blanket, the Red Sunset quilt and the blue bow tie blocks. It's going to be cold so it will be good to stay inside.
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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.