Not much exciting to repot around here. Finally getting the new glass listed Sunday was my big accomplishment for the week but I'm also getting in a little work in on my own projects in between.
I finished the outline quilting on the mandala shapes and now I'm doing Spirograph-inspired quilting in all of the red areas. I keep wanting to do a lot of background quilting but this will be a QOV and I intend for it to be a "blanket" for someone so I'm restraining myself to keep it soft and cuddly. In the largest star points I'm doing 16-pointed stars. In the smaller sections I'm doing 8-pointed stars. I've done enough to know that I absolutely want to do this on one of my UFO quilts that's nothing but circles.
At the glass table I'm gluing together 2 more sun catchers. I glue the pieces to a clear sheet of glass and then turn the whole thing upside down for firing. Fusing it upside down keeps the lines crisp. If fired them right side up the pieces would spread apart a bit. This part takes a few sessions on multiple days to get the pieces ground and glued.
I'm still trying to get the glass table organized. I ordered some nice roller carts that I can roll out when I'm working. Unfortunately, one kit was missing a caster gasket and I've been having multiple emails back and forth with them. They have sent me 2 wrong replacement parts so far. I'm going to the hardware store to see if I can get a gasket but I'm continuing the conversation because it's becoming funny. The customer service people have a parts diagram for the kit but that diagram doesn't match the actual parts in the kit. I've sent photographs of what the part looks like but because they can't reconcile it with the diagram they are totally confused. The gasket isn't a separate part because it comes preinstalled in the leg. How many different ways can you explain that their part #1 in the diagram actually comes as 2 parts in the kit. They do not understand the concept of 1A and 1B and I'm just the type of person to keep on them until someone there finally gets it.
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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