I keep a crochet bag with hat materials ready by the front door for any time that I think I'll be out somewhere sitting and waiting. I mostly take it to quilt club meetings and appointments and that's what happened yesterday. I took Mom to an appointment and had a good hour or so to relax, listen to my book and do some crochet. This one will be a chemo hat for a man.
In the afternoon I went to the basement and started making some decisions about the quilting on the Red Sunset quilt. I do that by spending hours on the internet looking at the beautiful quilting that other people do and then I take a lot of chalk to the quilt to work out some ideas. In the end I generally revert to the stuff I like doing: feathers, some ruler work and a little free-motion. I think I have the plan set, more or less.
Because I've stabilized the quilt with all of the SID quilting, I can start the design quilting anywhere. I decided to start with the areas where I want to use blue thread. I've decided that I want all the spikey areas to really stand out so they will get minimal quilting like this.
It's not much, but it's a start. I have officially stopped procrastinating.
Since I finished the big blanket project I decided last night that I'd start a new donation baby blanket so I've started swatching.
This weekend we're going to watch football with a friend one day but otherwise I'll be quilting, crocheting, working on the blue quilt and stocking wood.
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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.