Yesterday I sewed!
I need to start putting the vintage flower top together since the cleaning lady pointed out that it's been on the living room floor since Christmas. But before I set up the machine for that one I thought I'd get my first finish for 2017 and sew on the binding of a QOV.
It should have been done last night but then this happened. I'm short anout 20" of binding! This quilt was made with the leftovers of another QOV quilt and I gave all of the leftovers to this to a friend and she's made 2 veteran's quilts with them. So I don't have one extra inch of this fabric.
My first inclination was to search the web to find more of this blue. It's a older collection and the solids are not available anymore. Plus, with shipping, a half yard would probably cost about $20 and would delay me at least another week.
I decided that I needed to make do. Real quilters make do. Fabric dyers could actually dye a matching fabric. But that would take a few days and I want to get this done.
The back of this quilt is a hand dyed mottled fabric on dark navy blue and turquoise. I'e got lots of that leftover and I found this piece that is mostly dark blue.
It's not perfect but I think it will do just fine. This might be done today!
Tomorrow and Saturday are sewing days with Country School Quilters so I'll be working on my rainbow quilt for as long as I can last. This cold is still beating me up pretty thoroughly. I have heard from so many people who have had the same thing so I know it's just going to take time. I'm feeling a little better every day so that's all that matters.
All of the snow has melted and I'm drying all of the snow dyed fabric. It's so nice outside today that we will be able to open the windows for a few hours. The fresh air will probably help my cold more than anything.
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.
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