I have two projects that I want to actively work on this week. Those are cutting out veterans quilt kits and getting started on Groovy 3.
I decided to start with veterans quilt kits and since I had to pull out all of this I'm going to focus only on these through Friday and just see how far I get.
I have 2 binds of precut scraps and the stack of patriotic fabric that I bought in Paducah. I learned an important lesson with the last group of kits that I made. That lesson is that I need variety. I had way too many patriotic quilts in that stash and I got a little fatigued with them. This time I'm going for only half patriotic so I have more variety. Here's what I got done yesterday.
I started by fixing this kit. When I originally cut this one I didn't have a layout plan and when I started trying to fix a layout plan I didn't have enough of a few of the colors. So I went into EQ, worked up a color plan and cut out a couple of additional colors that I needed. I think this one might look pretty cool.
This plus the one other leftover kit makes 2 future quilts.
I saw this block somewhere and liked it a lot so I cut enough to make 2 quilts for this one. The dotty blue will be the stars and the bold print will be the sashing and border.
This brings the future quilt count to 4.
One of my favorite quilts from 2021 is the string quilt that I showed in this post. I've cut out two more. One will be in strings left over from my symmetry quilts and one will be another hand dyed one. YOu can see that I positioned the center strip on 2 foundations to remind myself that I have to do half in each direction. I almost got in trouble with that on the last one!
That brings the future quilt count to 6.
I have 2 more kits (4 quilts) almost cut out. I'm starching some fabric for the backgrounds. I have so much scrappy backing and blocks that I would be happy enough to get more than 15 or 20 kits cut out by Friday evening. I won't get much done today because it's dyeing day but Thursday should be a good day.
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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.