Back in gear
We had a great holiday that was a perfect mix of socializing and relaxing. Now it's time to get back into some sort of productive routine. The easiest way for me to get going after a break is to work on something easy. For me, that's veteran's quilts.
This one was made by Sara.
My goal for 2019 is to work on more veterans quilts. We have found a wonderful department at the local VA hospital where the nurses are so grateful to have our quilts to distribute. They carefully select the recipients that really need a nice gesture. Knowing that the quilts are going to people who really will love them is all the motivation that we need. I even bought a few new pantographs to use on the veterans quilts. I like doing free motion on them but I do tend to quilt quite densely. These new pantographs will help me quilt less dense but still balanced. This one is Start Streamers from Urban Elementz and I expect that I will be using it a lot. It's perfect for patriotic quilts.
This one was made by Sharon. She's on a big personal scrap busting mission and this pattern is perfect for scraps. I think it's Jacob's Ladder.
On this quilt I used Woven Wind from Quilts Complete. Both of these patterns quilt up really quickly and I know that I'm going to use them a lot.
I have 4 of my own veterans quilts to get quilted and bound by January 8 and I have 2 more quilts from members to get quilted so I better get busy!
12/27/2018 04:50:46 pm
Great job! I am sure the pantos will save you a lot of time and thread. (I have a dense quilting issue also.)
12/27/2018 11:08:34 pm
Great quilts. My gears are not meshing yet. It is wonderful you have a positive quilt connection with the VA.
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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.