It was a darned good sewing weekend. At quilt club I almost finished all of the blocks for the giant green quilt. Next month I will finish the last 16 blocks, arrange them by value (light to dark) based on the green frame and then start sewing them together in pairs. By June I should be putting the top together.
At home I'm still taking the Bethanne Nemesch quilt class and trying to get in as much practice as possible. Since I have a lot of veterans quilts to quilt they seemed to be fine candidates for practice.
In this quilt I finally learned to quilt some halfway decent feathered wreaths. I've always been able to do the outside of the wreath but I've never been able to do the inside. I used the 12 blocks in the center of the quilt to practice wreaths and I even did them in 2 directions. On the outside blocks I did a feathered curling vine. This quilt got the heirloom (hump and bump) feathers.
Here's the back where you can better see the quilting. I'm pretty pleased.
On the quilt I wanted to do something faster but still practice feathers so I did a big meander with continuous, spaced feathers. I wasn't quite as careful on this quilt but I do like the end result.
Here's the back of the second quilt. If you start studying individual feathers you can see a lot of fingers but I know that 99% of quilt recipients actually never look at the quilting so I think it will be fine!
On the next 2 I want to do some of her fancy feathers. Some in wreathes and some as an all-over design. The class is simply amazing. She is such a good instructor.
This week I WILL get that Summer Sunset star quilt done and I'm in the middle of processing some tie dyed golf towels for Chris to take on his trip this weekend. I hope to get more veterans quilts quilted and get some veterans quilt kits cut out.
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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.