Before I could start quilting Groovy I had to first dye a backing. I used cotton sateen and dyed it with the colors of the Oasis gradient. I feel like it complements the quilt really nicely.
It took me three attempts to get it loaded correctly. First there was a pleat then I didn't get the quilt centered well enough. It's been so long since I quilted a really big quilt that I forgot some of my own tips. But I eventually got there.
I thought this Star Swirl panto had kind of a hippie look to it so that's what I chose and I'm showing it off with lime green thread. This is going to be a fun one.
I've also been working on another little project. Last week I found a bag of polyfil and decided that I needed to use it up. I remembered seeing that From The Heart takes seatbelt port pillows and thought I could make a few. I cut out scraps of fabric and got some hook and loop tape from Hobby Lobby for $1/yard. I had enough polyfil to make 28 port pillows!
It's such a simple project that you can make one in about 10 minutes. I did make one change and used 2 attachment tapes instead of one so it would sit more securely on the seatbelt.
These were very satisfying to make but I'm done with them for now. This week will be focused on getting Groovy made so that I can take it on vacation to use.
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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.
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