I love a good scrappy quilt
One of the fun things about quilting the veterans quilts is seeing the really creative things that people make with their scraps. Peg made this one. I think the blocks started as a quilt for her brother but she felt it was too yellow for him. I think it makes a great happy quilt for a veterans quilt.
I don't remember who made this one. I picked up 18 quilt tops that day so I can't accurately remember all of them. This was made with my Blockade Quilt pattern and it looks great scrappy.
These are quilted with my new favorite pantograph. This quilts up so fast! The backing fabric is bluer than it shows in this photo.
This stack of quilts is ready to be delivered at the meeting next week. Thankfully 2 other quilters volunteered to help get another 8 quilts quilted.
Before I put Lost My Marbles back on I decided I wanted to quilt this scrappy quilt that Mom made. I really, really love this quilt. I originally intended to do a pantograph on it but, after 8 veterans quilts with pantographs, I decided I needed a break. It's still getting simple quilting but it's a step up from a panto and I get to work from the front of the machine.
I'm doing simple Terry Twist in the sashing blocks and straight line crosses in the narrow muslin sashing.
I want to add feathers to this one because I haven't quilted feathers in a while. But I didn't want to feather every large block. I'm going to do Terry Twist in alternating blocks and feathered wreaths in the other blocks. But I'm doing the whole quilt in TT and sashing and then will go back and do the feather quilting.
The quilt has a 4" outside border and that will get feathers too. This one should be quilted quickly. I'm not doing fancy tieoffs and burying threads. This one is meant to be quilted, washed and used. I think my cousin is going to be the recipient and she will love it.
3/5/2019 07:22:22 am
The veteran quilts turned out nice and your Mom's quilt is a real beauty!
3/5/2019 08:31:15 am
All three of them look great. I like that "Terry Twist" motif.
3/5/2019 09:19:41 am
Love those yellow and blue quilts, very bright, happy looking quilts. Your mom's scrappy, with all the different fabrics is a real eye catcher, and whichever family relative receives it, should be extremely happy to do so.
3/5/2019 04:29:01 pm
I love how the veterans' quilts turned out! I rarely step back and get the full view of my quilts and it is great to see the whole thing. And your mom's quilt is looking good - an inspiration to use all the scrap squares I have cut!
3/5/2019 08:08:20 pm
What fun colors and great quilts!! I like your new favorite panto too! It looks great!
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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.