Yesterday between border sewing sessions I decided to look around for something to sew after the dog quilt is done. It's not difficult to find something new to sew! I have loads or projects that I want to do but I also still have over a dozen projects on the UFO list. I looked at a couple of see if I might be able to do something fast with them to get them done. Plus I want to grout the mosaics and start my Spirograph floor cloths in September so I need a couple of quick and easy sewing projects. Here's what I came up with.
It's been a couple of years since I've done any sunprinting and one reason is that I still have a stash of sunprinted fabrics. This is one of those stashes. I sunprinted these in an autumnal color palette because I intended to make a wall hanging with them. But I'm in quilt mode, not wall art mode so it's time to do something else with them.
I had set aside these fabrics to put with them so I think I'm feeling a couple of autumnal veterans quilts. I'll need to wash the sun prints to get out the excess paint and soften them up but I think I can make at least 1 nice veterans quilt with them. Maybe 2!
These blocks are the blocks I made when learning to applique. I never really had a plan for them and they've just been sitting in a basket for years. It's time to use them for SOMETHING. These aren't tight for a veterans quilt. But they will be great for placemats and placemats make great Christmas gifts.
I had this stack of fabrics with them. These are the fabrics I pulled my applique fabrics from. I think I envision the blocks set in a bright checkerboard frame. The blocks are different sizes so I can use the checkerboard to get each piece to the right size. I'll ponder it more until I start on them in September.
But at least I have some things to work on when the puppy quilt is done....probably tomorrow!
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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