It's been so nice to spend some concentrated time in the sewing room the past few days. I got both of the chandelier quilt tops done and ready for quilting. I love how these turned out and was very happy to use a lot of leftover veteran quilt backings as the background for these quilts.
After I finished the quilt tops I still wanted to do more sewing but I'm not ready to start another quilt project yet. Looking around my sewing room I found a couple of 100 yard reels of grosgrain ribbon that I purchased specifically to use to make surgery drain bags. that seemed like a perfect project to start and work on for a few days. I've had this key print fabric in my stash for a long time so I cut it all up into pieces for these bags and I cut up a leftover camo fabric that I used for a quilt back. Both of these would work well with gray ribbon as the strap. I think I have 33 in progress.
I really want to get some veterans quilts loaded for quilting but I was out of backings so I headed to the studio yesterday to quickly dye some backings.
Each bin is one piece big enough to quilt 2 quilts, except for the single light blue on the right. Here I have 2 gray, 2 medium blue and one light blue. That's enough for 9 quilts.
But that's not all! I have 2 golds and 1 green for 6 more quilts.
We also buy some printed backing in bright blue and tan so I pre-cut a few of those to have ready to go as well. I think I have about 10 tops that Brenda and I will be able to get started on this weekend.
I'm also finishing up Barclay's blanket and should have it to share tomorrow as my last finish of 2022.
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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.