More veterans quilts
This weekend was a unicorn weekend. There was a family party, a black tie wedding and a visit with a friend/former coworker visiting from the UK for the first time since the fungilitis. Everything I'm talking about in this post was done Friday because absolutely nothing else happened this weekend except pure fun. As I write this Sunday night, I'm exhausted! I haven't talked this much in 2 days in a long time. Not to mention the first time in a dress in 6 years....seriously. I hate wearing dresses but I'm grateful to my friend, Marcy, for lending me a perfect dress for the wedding.
I quilted 2 veterans quilts on Friday and that's about it. This one was made by Mom.
It's kind of hard to tell from the whole quilt but this is the basic block. This 8" x 10" block is perfect for our 48 x 60 veterans quilts.
This is the second one that I quilted and I like it too!
Same ole' stars and ribbons pantograph worked perfectly for these. It doesn't show on the front but it make the back pretty.
I also got all of the HST 4-patch blocks together! Now I can get this top put together.
6/27/2022 10:58:53 am
What a fun weekend! The last time I wore a dress was in 2012 to my brother's wedding. The quilts turned out fabulous!. That is a big pile of blocks!
I'm not sure when I wore a dress last! Seems like there was a wedding in the past two years were they wanted everyone to dress up - I wasn't especially close to the couple and declined because of covid and I didn't want to buy a dress that I knew I wouldn't wear again - because that meant I would need shoes too and wouldn't wear them either - not going to happen when I'm not real close to the couple (but related)
6/28/2022 07:54:21 am
Your mom made wonderful use of that stripe fabric in the first quilt. I find it difficult to use stripes in quilting.
6/28/2022 09:56:13 am
I'm with you on the whole dress thing Vicki. I have 3 or 4 of them hanging in my closet from the weddings of our grandchildren. Number 11 is getting married next year, so then we are down to 2. It's the shoes that are the big problem. At 86, the only shoes I wear are the comfy NB shoes. Really like both the quilts, especially your moms'.
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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.