I got busy Friday making more kits. I started by starching these fabrics because I knew I was going to be cutting a lot of bias edges. This will make 2 quilts and the cutting was really fast with the Go cutter. There are lots of extra blocks in case I want to play around with the layout.
This took the future quilt count to 14.
This was a satisfying sight and, no, I did not save them!
I didn't have any other planned quilts so I started looking through the pre-cut scrap bins and realized that I had enough 4 1/2" hand dyed HST pieces for a whole quilt. In the backing scrap bag I found enough gray scraps to cut for the other half of the quilt. This will be some really easy chain piecing. This gave me future quilt 15.
Finally I had a bin of 2 1/2" strips of various blues and patriotic fabrics. This isn't a complete kit but I think I probably have enough pieces in here for 2 quilts and there will be more quilt back scraps coming to eventually cut the setting triangles. When I pull this one out I'll just star piecing 9-patch blocks and see where it gets me.
This could be future quilts 16 or 17.
I know that this all seemed a bit crazy but it was very satisfying.
This is my away-from-home sewing shelf. Aside from the pressing ham, this is my travel notions case and all of the kits that I've put together. I expect that I'm good for a couple of years of veterans quilts and easy getaways.
Even better, I have some breathing room. My two pre-cut scrap bins are at least half emptied and there are easily a few more quilts lurking in here.
This bag was stuffed to overflowing with scrap backing and now all of that will be in new quilts. All-in-all it was 4 days well spent.
I didn't have as much sewing time Saturday and Sunday as I anticipated because we got to have friends visit as a better activity. But I did get the center of Groovy 3 together and I love it! I'm doing some math to figure out the size of the border blocks and sashing but will get started on that this week. This quilt should come together really quickly now. The lime green sashing makes me very happy.
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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.