More veterans quilt tops
When I went to sewing at quilt club this weekend I took these two projects with me to work on. When I got there I discovered that the pack on the right had enough pieces for 2 quilts and that's the one I started with.
By the time I left Saturday at 3:00 I had both tops done! These were really fast and easy because the block size is 6". Using the Go! Cutter really helps too because the pieces are cut accurately. I'll work on the other quilt next month. That one has 4"blocks so it's going to take a while longer.
I've been thinking about some possible sewing projects to work on when football season is over and I retreat from the TV room. Last week a friend and I delivered some things to From The Heart and we got to better understand some of the things that they always need. I'm not good at responding to needs with quick due dates, like baby hats for Valentine's. I would rather work on projects that are needed year around. Those things include shawls, drain bags, fingerless mitts (for dialysis patients) and blankets of all sizes. The child and wheelchair blankets are requested to be 27 x 36. That made me think of this bin of fabric so I spent some time this weekend thinking about what I might be able to do with these. I'll have an update in a few days.
During football I worked on all 3 of my crochet projects but made the most progress on the new one. This one will be a big blanket that will hopefully use up this yarn that I don't like so much. I think I have plenty of yarn to make it 40 x 60 - 72. They like that size for the dialysis and chemo patients. This pattern stitches up fast and uses a lot of yarn.
It should be a good making week as I don't have many outside obligations.
1/17/2023 06:31:10 am
That bin of fabric looks great for making some fun quilts. I love the colors.
1/18/2023 05:22:41 pm
Looking forward to seeing what you make from the bin of fabrics. Looks like you have a good start on your crochet project - I like the ones that gobble up lots of yarn and work up fast.
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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.