Lots to catch up on
I missed a couple of blog posts with my end of month book and accounting posts and then I got to take a quick little trip out of town so I have lots to catch up on over the next few days.
First, I have to share something that happened on my book review post. For the first time ever an author actually posted about my review of her book! I can't believe that an author took the time to do that. I'm really glad it was a book that I liked! I've been reading about some authors misbehaving on Goodreads. Bizarre.
Over the weekend I got lots of serger sewing and kit cutting done that I'll share here. Sunday I left on a whirlwind trip with my best friend. She had an appointment in Connecticut yesterday and invited me along. We hadn't taken a road trip in a very long time. We decided to add a day in Lancaster, PA for some fabric shopping. We left Sunday, spent the night in Lancaster then to Connecticut Monday night and all the way back to Virginia yesterday. It was fast but we packed in a lot of shopping that I'll share tomorrow.
But the pillow cases are so much fun to make because they are so fast. The serger makes such quick work of sewing things like this. It actually made constructing the dresses faster too.
When I needed a break from serging I went back to cutting veterans quilt kits. On the left is a kit for 2 quilts that will look exactly like these that I made last year. I liked those quilts a lot and when I visited the fabric shop in White Stone I saw that they still had the panels and I picked up 2 more. On the right is a kit for 2 more veterans quilts in that star layout. One has a pale blue background and one is ivory.
But I still have plenty of my patriotic batik fabric left! Some of it is going to be cut with my Go Cutter into 6" HST blocks for a blue and ivory quilt. With the scraps of the scraps I'm thinking about a completely scrappy tumbler block quilt, or a scrappy HST.
Last night when we got home from the trip Anne gave me these as a gift so I have one more kit to cut out and then I will be totally set for vacation and quilt club sewing for the rest of the year.
Tomorrow I'll show you what I've been crocheting and all the stull I bought on our trip. Hopefully Friday I will actually have some veterans quilts quilted to share.
5/5/2021 10:19:31 pm
Sounds like a fun trip - especially with some fabric therapy thrown in. And how cool that an author actually read your review!!!
5/6/2021 08:05:58 am
I love using the serger to make pillowcases. It is so easy and the seams are finished - which is a nice plus. I don't like a french seam in a pillowcase as it feels bulky on the pillow.
5/6/2021 08:11:08 am
The pillowcases are really cute! The boys are going to love them! You are obsessed (maybe?) with making doll clothes like I am with the cross stitch right now! LOL!!! I had to pull up a map to see how far you are away from Conn. and that is quite a trip especially going by three major cities.
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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.