I know that many of you think that this kit-making exercise is a little crazy (or boring or tedious) and I agree a little. But having these kits all cut out and ready makes packing for my sewing days with Country School so much easier. I will only use these when I'm sewing with CSQ each month of if I am taking a short trip and want a sewing project. I have a travel sewing machine and travel notion set so I can be ready to go in about 10 minutes without having to disturb any project that I have underway in the sewing room.
Cutting these kits also gets my scrap bin a little more under control for a few months. BY the time I'm done today I'll have enough veterans quilt kits to probably last me through 2023.
Here's yesterday's progress.
This one is using up more of the pre-cut hand dyed HST stash and some 4.5" scrappy hand dyed squares. The border in the drawing is white but my quilts will have a hand dyed border in that green and brown print (orange dot). One quilt with have tan and the background and one will have blue.
These are kits 9 and 10.
Kit 11 is alternating 4-patch blocks with solid blocks. The 4-patch blocks are made from pre-cut symmetry scraps and the gold is the leftover from one a couple of veterans quilt backings. The alternating blocks are from a fabric leftover over from the Pleiades Quilt that I made in 2015.
These are some tasty leftovers!
Then I discovered yet another bin of precut fabrics! That one had 2.5" strips and 4.5" square. All are various shades of blue from leftover veterans quilt backs. There were enough light blue ones for this quilt. The 4-patch blocks are made from hand dyed scrap squares and just enough leftover dotty fabric from one of the other kits.
That's 12 kits so far.
Today I'm making a couple of patriotic kits like this and I have the bin of 2.5" blue strips to figure out something for.
I've been making great progress on my crochet project too so I'll have something different to share next week.
7/8/2022 06:06:35 pm
You're just a cutting machine!!! And yes, I do feel faint.....
7/9/2022 07:49:29 am
I think cutting kits is a brilliant idea for travel. I'll do this when going on retreat so I can spend all my retreat time sewing and not cutting. But having some 'on the shelf' is something I haven't done before.
7/9/2022 07:57:25 am
I have never precut everything for a quilt. But the kits look very practical for sewing days and travel. Being able to just grab it and go is fantastic.
7/11/2022 09:47:25 am
Your attention to detail lends itself to making up these kits. Shoot, I would misscut half the stuff and end up with not enough of the right pieces!
Comments are closed.
To subscribe click the RSS Feed button and copy the URL of that page into your blog reader.
In Bloglovin you need to search "Colorways By Vicki Welsh" to find the blog.
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.