Our mini kitchen remodel is going beautifully. We really couldn't ask for things to be better but there's no avoiding the noise of saws and hammers and shop vacs. So yesterday I escaped to the basement to quilt two veterans quilts.
I've mentioned many times before that I load and quilt two quilts at a time. I match them up toa hand dyed backing and pick a thread color that I can use on both. This one is a great patriotic quilt that I would expect to go together very easily and quickly. The "block" seems to be a rectangle with tan in the middle, blue on one side and red on the other in varying widths. It's a very clever design.
I shined a light across it so that you could see the quilting. It's my new star/ribbon pantograph that is going to become a staple for me. I quilted both of these quilts in less than 3 hours and that included basting.
This meticulously pieced log cabin was made by Betsy. Even if she had not personally handed the quilt to me I would have known it was hers. Her style is so very distinctive.
Her log cabin blocks have 1" logs!. I used the taupe thread as a way to bring some of the block color into the white with the same pantograph.
I have several more ready to quilt and hope to get to them next week. I'm going to Atlanta this weekend with some friends so I'll get a brief break from the construction zone. But that means no quilting for a few days.
1/18/2019 06:05:48 am
Those quilts look great - and that panto is perfect for the veterans quilts.
1/18/2019 07:12:55 am
Both quilts turned out great. I do like that panto. I am glad the kitchen re-do is going well. Have a fun time in Atlanta!
1/18/2019 10:11:06 am
That is a great panto. I'm very impressed with your stars, I know how hard it is to quilt straight lines on the diagonal, I can't do it at all. Have a nice respite weekend.
1/18/2019 06:17:41 pm
I can understand why you would like that quilting pattern - it looks great and is perfect for veteran's quilts. Glad to hear the reno is going well - I'm sure you will be hugely relieved to see the backside of the noise and mess though.
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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.