More veterans quilts
The big event of yesterday was finally starting the installation of a generator and propane tank. This has been such an ordeal. The generator was the easy part but working within county code to find a place where we could put the tank (that wasn't in the front yard) has been the challenge. But a project that started in February is now finally underway. After lifting the tank off the truck it just needed a little slide down a hill and it could be put in it's new home.
We were without power most of the day while the electrical work was going but I seemed to find plenty of things to keep me occupied. Doing some crochet would have been perfect but I'm off crochet for a few weeks while some inflammation in my left hand relaxes. Instead I removed binding from the vulture quilt that I'm going to enlarge, I stamped some beach bags for dyeing and worked a puzzle.
But as soon as the power went in I rushed to the basement to quilt 2 more veterans quilts to take to quilt club last night. Here are the most recent ones completed since Saturday.
I have such a backlog of veterans quilts that they are now getting super fast quilting treatments. I'm in "get-'er-done" mode. That means ribbon meander, wavy cross hatch or wavy "straight" lines. Both of these got ribbons.
This is the first one that I finished yesterday. I love the red thread on the gray backing.
I love the way the piecer used this brick method to create a scrappy quilt. I have a stack of patriotic scraps and I might just have to do this too. Wavy straight lines on this one. I had both quilts quilted in a hour and a half!
5/13/2021 07:27:50 am
The ribbon meander works well on those. I need to do a practice sandwich and see if I can do that without getting too dense. I am sure it is different quilting it on a domestic machine.
5/13/2021 08:42:10 am
Those are some lovely veteran quilts. Love the red quilting! It will have to be comforting that you will not be without electricity anymore!
5/13/2021 01:34:18 pm
Seeing the picture of the propane tank made me think of the ones I've seen that people have painted with interesting designs, which in turn led me to wondering if you could mosaic it. Don't suppose it would be deemed as being safe though, but wouldn't it be cool?
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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.