Moving on to other projects
Do you find that when you finish a big project (like 80 Christmas postcards) that you are a little lost? That's the phase I'm in right now. In my sewing room I'm trying to clean up and get surfaces open so I can get out a couple of new projects. But yesterday I didn't do much of anything. Last night was our quilt club meeting and annual pot luck. Because of my allergies, I don't get to participate but I do bring my vegan and gluten free cookies. I have two friends who take all of the leftovers home to family members who are dairy-free. My holiday cooking is done!
Yesterday afternoon we went to a friend's house to pick up some wood. They had to cut down 3 HUGE trees earlier this year. Two were 150+ year old oaks. We got a lot of it in the Spring but decided to get another load. We are all set for winter fires.
In the evenings Chris' blanket is really coming along. I'm on the 7th ball of 11. It's 53" wide and 55" long at this point. It's my lap blanket while I'm working on it. I want it to be about 80" long so I expect that I will only need 9.5 - 10 balls total. This project will actually be done soon!
The big view photo is really washed out so I took this one with a grayscale card and these colors are much closer to true. I absolutely love it. It's Cascade Cartwheel in the color San Diego. This might be done by Christmas!
My next sewing project will be a doll dress for Ella. I'm hoping to find a pattern that can use these 2 fabrics. The pink is a silk that Kim gave me and the silver is from Anne and is the same type of fabric that I used in the stocking postcard. These fabrics make my teeth hurt. I wasn't that kind of little girl but Ella will love it.
A new Stash Pack and a sale!
This is the last newsletter until after Christmas and I'm happy to introduce a new Stash Pack! Canyonlands brings forth the faded and dark oranges from the Southwest landscapes. I think Stash Packs make the best gifts. Each Stash Pack has 10 fat eighths of fabrics in a variety of color combinations and color texture. I love them for scrappy style quilts but I think most people use them for elements in art quilts. You can use them any way you want!
Here are 6 of the fabrics in this collection. Half of them are mottled and half are streaky. There are so many possibilities!
To celebrate the holidays
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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.