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I have to tell you, it's really hard to leave this view. But we can't afford two weeks so now we're home!
It was a wonderful week on Hatteras Island. The weather was kind of unpredictable but ultimately turned out really nice for us. We had 4 great beach days out of 6. Just 60 miles north of us in Nags Head the weather was much wetter. We were lucky.
Even with rain it still would have been a great week just to have the family together.
Oh, I almost forgot. My nephew loved the Soundwave wall hanging. He promises to send a photo when it's been hung.
I didn't spend much time on my projects. When I wasn't on the beach I was reading or losing at card games. I only took some crochet and my fly tying kit. There are my first 2 flies! I'm using Youtube videos to teach me and the materials are from a kit to make Wooly Bugger flies. Apparently there are about 100 different types of Wooly Bugger flies. I suppose it's like a quilt block. There are unlimited ways to color and compose them. My fly tying coach said I did pretty good with my first tries. I have loads more supplies to make 23 more.
When I return from a trip I'm totally focused on getting everything unpacked, stored and the laundry done. When I finished all of that Saturday evening I really wanted to sew. It's actually time to start a new project since Soundwave and the wedding quilt are done. But I wasn't up for starting something new yesterday. Instead I had some fun with my scrappy HST project. I got 2 rows together to make sure I'd like it and then I just started sewing and counting blocks for 16 total rows.
I will have enough of the scrappy HST blocks to make other quilts later.
I'm emptying a lot of bobbins too! On scrappy quilts I use scrappy thread. If the tension is good, the thread color doesn't matter too much as long as the color is a medium value. I was running low on empty bobbins but that problem is being solved pretty quickly.
I calculated hw many blocks I need and how many more gray triangles I need to cut out and I have just enough of the gray fabric. I'll start cutting these out this week and get back to sewing.
I have a scrap of a shade darker gray that I'll use for the binding. I think this will make a happy veterans quilt.
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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.