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.
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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.