There was a lot going on this weekend. We had guests in the guest house for the first time since last June. These are some of our original Airbnb guests that we have come to think of as family. We hadn't seen them since 2019 so it was great to catch up. There are 6 kids (5 boys, 1 girl) in this family and I was proud of myself for getting all the names right! They come each year for a homeschool convention and the kids are all delightful. I'm so happy that they were back!
It was also sewing days with Country School and I got these tops pieced. This was the last of the kits that I cut out a couple of years ago. This is all the leftovers. The light blue fabrics are cut from the hand dyed quilt backs that I do for the veterans quilts. They aren't spectacular quilts but I'll do some bold quilting on them and they will be very good comfort quilts.
I also got to revisit this old quilt before it heads off to a new home. I made this in 1999. It was my first foundation pieced quilt and it was made with charm squares that I collected through and exchange on AOL. Yes, it was that long ago! This quilt hung in our bedroom for years and years but it faded from the light exposure and I replaced it. A friend contacted me saying that he wanted something to use as a concert blanket and I thought this would be a great new life for this old quilt. It's going off to it's new home today.
It's supposed to be near 90 and it's a perfect day for sun printing. Two of my friends are coming over and we are going to do some sunprinting. I haven't done this in a couple of years but I'm excited to get back to it.
We have dinner out tonight with friends so there may or may not be a newsletter this week.
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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.