I'm so happy to be quilting again and getting back into the quilting groove is always easiest bu doing some veterans quilts. I finished quilting them this weekend and then spent Monday and Tuesday finishing the bindings. This one is a Chandelier Quilt. I found instructions on YouTube from Missouri Star. I worked up mine with smaller blocks that those used in the instructions. I worked up the design in EQ so that I could get the finished quilt to the right size of 48 x 60.
When I cut out these kits I had enough fabric to make 2 of them. I switched the placement of red and blue blocks so that the two quilts are a little different. The blue background fabric is all leftovers from dyed backing fabric used on previous veterans quilts. When I trim up the quilts I always have some chunks of backing fabric leftover. I got through a little of that stash in these 2 quilts.
Here's a little close up so you can see the on-point block.
This is the third quilt that I finished this week. It's also set on point with a simple Friendship Star block. The block finished at 9" square and I think the sashing is 2" finished.
Here's a close up of the blocks where you can see that the star elements are all fussy cut from a symmetry print. These fabrics will be in stores in February or March. They are all designed by Paula Nadelstern and, IMHO, these dotty fabrics are magical.
The last quilt finished this week is this string quilt that I absolutely love. I think I wouldn't mind having one of these in queen size for our bed. It was so easy to make because I designed it to purposely avoid having to match any seams except for the center seam of each block.
Here are 4 blocks. Each block finishes at 8" x 10". I cut foundations about 9 " x 11" and then trimmed them after all of the string piecing was done. The printed fabrics are cut 1.5" wide with a few chunky pieces for corners. The black is cut in a variety of widths from 1.5" to 3". This is the second or 3rd quilt that I've made with a rectangle string block and I have at least 2 more kits cut out using this method.
Next up is a quilt that I'm quilting for Mom. She's been waiting a long time for this one and it's finally time to tackle it. I'll take a few days to play with a few ideas and then I'll jump in.
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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.