Met my goals for the week!
We leave tomorrow so today is baking/cooking day. With my allergies, I can't eat in restaurants and I can't eat food prepared by others so we have to bring all of my food (or cook it there). Anything that's baked, bread and cookies, I like to do ahead of time. That's what I'm doing today. But I really wanted to finish quilting this quilt before we left, and I did!
Ripping out that one long border really tore up my hands. It will be days before I pick up the crochet hook again. Fortunately I can hold a scotch glass so vacation is saved.
I'm really happy with this quilt. I'll get it bound when I get back and it will be ready for our guild show in September. It will be gifted after the show. I hope the recipients find out about it while it's hanging in the show.
I even got the table runner quilted!
Since I haven't been able to crochet in the evenings I decided to pull out the Goldfinch Quilt and start picking fabrics.
It's a daunting task because there are this many colors! You can buy these patterns as a kit with Kona fabrics. Of course, it has to be hand dyed for me.
I started by matching fabrics individually and was getting frustrated. Then I realized that I needed to work on them in color sets. This approach is working much better. It's been fun to shop my scraps and gradients and I think I'll only need to dye 1 or 2 fabrics. I'm excited to get started on this project when I get back. I want this one done for the September show too.
I hope you have a great week next week and that you enjoy the giveaway packages. Check in every day to enter!
5/19/2023 09:45:30 am
Good for you that you got the quilt quilted, but too bad your hands took a beating. Relax next week and enjoy your vacation.
5/19/2023 02:13:51 pm
I am looking forward to the giveaway. I hope your vacation is wonderful. I am sorry that your hands took a beating. Just try to rest then and maybe get a paraffin bath treatment for them. One salon I worked at had a paraffin bath and we all got to try it out. I loved it. If it weren't for the storage space I would probably buy one for myself.
5/20/2023 09:32:58 am
The thing about kits is if you use one so are 500 to 1000 others....
5/20/2023 12:38:36 pm
Hurray for vacations! The quilt turned out fabulous. Have a wonderful vacation, and thanks again for your generous give aways while you're relaxing with family.
5/20/2023 05:58:55 pm
I know all about sore hands as I sit here trying to type wondering how I could have been so stooooopid as to think it was a smart move to hand stitch binding around an entire huge quilt in one day. Yeah. Dumb.
5/21/2023 08:17:54 am
That firefighter quilt is magnificent! Have a great time on your vacation.
Leave a Reply.
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.