New veterans quilts and UFO Check In
For such a crappy month from a health and productivity standpoint I have to say that I'm thrilled to have 3 small finished.
This one was a quick win because it only needed binding. I can now take it with me to Birds of a Feather next week and give it to a QOV coordinator along with another that I finished last week.
Then this weekend I really started feeling better and decided to get in a couple of veteran's quilts. This is the first one.
The trick to doing straight line quilting fast on the longarm is to vary the space between the lines. If you do that you don't have to do any measuring or marking! Straight lines were a good choice on this one because with the block orientation it would have been difficult to do anything to show off the blocks. That would have required custom and I don't do custom on these quilts. I happen to love the look of parallel lines.
I always quilt 2 quilts at a time on one quilt backing and this is the second one in this batch. I did a big continuous curve and I love the effect.
Both quilts have this hand dyed green backing and it shows off the quilting texture very nicely. I'll deliver these for binding at the next Country School Quilters meeting. I have 2 more on the FloMo now being quilted and my friend, Patty, sent me 4 more tops this week! You can see all 4 tops on her blog.
So here are my counts for January:
Starting UFO 19
Finished YTD 1 (Goal 11)
Started YTD 0 (Planned 6)
Ending UFO 18 (Goal 14)
Veterans YTD 2 (Goal 40)
If you find keeping track helpful for you you are welcome to join in in the comments with your counts or a link.
2/1/2017 01:46:45 pm
I love straight line quilting - I like how you have the lines spaced differently. I saw a star quilt done like this recently and I liked it and keeping it in mind for a my scrappy star that is a almost finished quilt top now - well still some work but is sure is getting there.
2/1/2017 07:43:55 pm
Starting UFOs - 30
2/2/2017 09:18:07 am
Starting UFO - 23 added one more so now it's 24 - I am going the wrong direction!
2/2/2017 03:49:45 pm
Love the straight line quilting on my row quilt!
2/2/2017 07:30:53 pm
As I said in my post in January, my friend and I have made a calendar of goals - month by month (and quarterly where that is more applicable). I'm proud to say that I finished my January goals (at 11:45 pm on January 31!).
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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.