Finally some productivity!
Chris and I are feeling lots better after our colds. Based on other's experiences, we expect the runny noses and coughing to last a while and we can deal with that. It's good to have our energy back although I wasn't exactly motivated to sew this weekend. Instead I decided to start catching up on some veterans quilt preps and quilting. I started by dyeing some quilt backs, enough for 11 quilts.
Half of the backing fabric we buy is white so I can dyed it.
The other half we buy is print in blue and tan. I cut the rest of 2 bolts so we should be set for veterans quilt backs for a couple of months.
I also needed to cut some batting. The last time I purchased for the group I got 4 rolls of batting. Each roll supplies 30 quilts.
Now I have lots of batts pre-cut and ready for quilting.
Our quilt club buys the batting and backing for all of the veterans quilts. That way we are able to make even more quilts for our veterans.
I finished off the day Sunday by loading a pair of quilts ready to quilt this week.
I even got to spend a few hours outside yesterday tending the woodpile and putting away the leftover wood from this season and then cleaning the basement around the woodstove. There's still lots to clean up after fire season but I got a good start on it. I finally stopped all of my activities for a few minutes to go outside and appreciate the beautiful afternoon. Everything has greened up significantly this week.
4/11/2023 07:40:11 am
I found the tan and blue quilt backing fabric interesting- I buy those colors too, they work with most things.
4/11/2023 10:43:01 am
I admire the organization of those who keep these programs going. Our guild has a community service group (charity quilts to over a dozen agencies) and a Quilts of valor group. The quilters in charge of these groups are both very organized. Our guild buys the backing fabric, thread for he long arm quilters, and the batting. The quilts the guild members make are amazing, even using the same pattern (sometimes), the quilts are uniquely different. We're finally having some nice weather, so I'll be working on my flower beds this week. My spring bulbs are coming up, and some of them are blooming. Happy Spring
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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.