All over the place...
I did all kinds of things this weekend but it started by quilting my last 2 veterans quilts! This one is the same pattern of the green cougar one in Friday's post. Like I said then, I think Gwendolyn made both of these quilts....but I might be wrong.
This is quilt #13 of this month! I know this one was made with the Accuquilt Go 6" HST. I think that Sharon made this one.
I delivered two of the finished quilts to Becky and Nancy on Friday. Nancy had another top ready but I asked her to keep it until the May meeting because I needed the break from veterans quilts for a couple of weeks to work on some of the other quilts I need to quilt. I know I could have just hung it in the closet but I think I needed to feel a sense of being "done", like when the laundry basket is empty.
I switched to the star and ribbon pantograph for these last 2.
These are all of the trimmins from the last few months of quilts. It's time I made more pet beds for RAL.
Next I moved on to making some birthday postcards. One of them was due April 6th. That was after my beach trip and was in the middle of the massive cold that Chris and I had. I sent my friend a birthday text and promised her a card before the end of the month. She's a fellow Hokie so this ribbon, that I bought for my Ultrasuede bear, was a good start.
This is what I came up with and I love it!
I started with 4 of them but....oops!
I ended up with 3 of them and that's enough for the people I need to send them to.
I started another set of cards but I won't be able to share them for a few weeks. The card is for Mother's Day and for my friends having birthday in the next 2 months. I'll get them finished this week.
The other thing I worked on was finding a a blue that would work with this quilt. It's a quilt that my quilt club is making for a local food bank. We give them a quilt every couple of years to raffle as a fundraiser. I want to dye a gradient back but I want it to match the front and this color will work perfectly! Believe it or not, ths one has a lot of grape/boysenberry in it. It's about 70% grape to 30% cerulean.
While I was walking to the mailbox Saturday I noticed that the first iris are blooming.
4/24/2023 12:31:51 pm
Yay for feeling done!
4/25/2023 06:36:22 am
What a whirlwind of work! All kinds of creative wonderfulness as a result!
4/25/2023 07:11:37 am
The blue and yellow quilt is sure to be a good fundraiser.
4/25/2023 11:25:31 am
What a treat to see the beautiful iris blooms. I love the ones that are yellow and purple.
4/26/2023 07:56:22 am
Those blue and yellow prints are the exact line I'm working on now with my ruler practice!
5/6/2023 12:28:16 pm
Those flowers and blues for that quilt should generate lots of interestand hopefully raise lots of funds!
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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.