A very productive weekend
I hope the weather where you live was as spectacular as it was here this weekend. It was lovely to have the windows open. I took full advantage and stacked all the wood that Chris chopped a week ago. There was a lot more there than I thought and my sore arms prove it. I also started blowing leaves. I have an electric blower which isn't terribly practical for our large yard but I'm happy to do in in 30 minute sessions and get a little done each day. I'll continue that this upcoming week.
Inside I've been making progress on the quilt binding. I'm over halfway done now. I also got the kitchen floor cloths painted and now they are ready for drawing. I forgot to upload a photo to share today but I'll have photos Wednesday.
My primary accomplishment was to finish 4 more veterans quilts. Only 2 left to go before I take a break from those for a while! Here are the 4 news ones.
The double nine patch is made with patriotic fabric so I quilted both of these with red thread and my favorite patriotic pantograph. I've sure gotten my money's worth from this pattern!
In the second set I actually quilted the 2 quilts differently. I rarely do that but sometimes it's necessary. This barn raising HST quilt had a little fullness in the borders so I wanted to quilt it from the front to make sure I don't leave any pleats. When I have solid borders on a quilt with print fabrics I like to use a thread color that will bring some additional color into the solid. I used a pale grey with my trusty wavy cross-hatching. It didn't take 45 minutes to quilt this one once it was loaded on the machine.
This one is such a fun quilt and a great pattern for scraps. I used red thread to bring a little more color in the black spaces. Both of these quilts have a soft grey backing fabric.
I'm going to try to get the last 2 done today so I can take them to the meeting Tuesday. It would be nice to get the binding finished on the flower quilt so I can take it to show-and-tell. I've got lots of motivation!
11/10/2020 08:06:52 am
Now I am wondering how long it takes to load a quilt onto the longarm. It usually takes me at least that long (45 minutes) just to get my quilt basted.
11/10/2020 08:25:52 am
Nice job getting those quilts quilted. The b&w one is striking.
11/13/2020 10:22:22 am
Those are just gorgeous!! they will be cherished!
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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.