Oh the productivity!
I finally got a little focused and got some things done this weekend. The weather has also finally started to turn cool so we were about to get out Saturday for a brisk 5 mile walk. Chris is a foot taller than me so all walks with him are brisk for me! But after the walk and breakfast I was ready to get down to some work.
I finished the 3rd set of blocks for my Summer Sunset quilt so 3 of 8 star points are done. This is not a fast project but it's great to work on while listening to a good book.
I got 2 more rows of the pink blocks quilted on Kim's Garden. I have one more row of flower blocks and the pink border blocks and then I can move on to the yellow blocks. I'm very happy with how this is coming along. But it's also a slow project. So for the next few weeks you are likely to see nothing but these two projects. It's probably going to get a bit boring around here.
The 4 bolts of wide backing fabric that I ordered for veterans quilts came in so yesterday I cut one bolt and dyed 7 quilt backs. That will make 14 quilts. I already have tops for 4 of them! I'll get these washed today and started soaking. They need to be done by the time that I start dyeing again Wednesday.
I don't have any big plans this week so I hope to keep making progress on these 2 projects.
9/21/2020 01:19:26 pm
Vicki, Is it possible for you to share where do you order your wide backing?
Becky in VA
9/21/2020 03:01:10 pm
Summer Sunset and Kim's Garden - each so unlike the other, both so wonderful!
9/21/2020 09:02:27 pm
The large star looks huge. Is it a king size bed pattern?
9/22/2020 05:46:37 am
Your Summer Sunset is amazing, Vicki! I can't wait to see it finished.
9/22/2020 08:21:26 am
I always enjoy seeing fabric in the dye bath. I think that is one of the reasons I started dyeing -although I can't do the magic that you do with it.
9/22/2020 09:25:25 am
Those long term projects seem like they are boring to us readers, but we like to see your progress and send you encouraging comments!
Vicki in MN
9/22/2020 09:59:27 am
I love seeing your quilting progress on Kim's Garden, it looks fab! Boy do I understand the brisk walk, my hubby walks fast and with big steps. Sometimes I just let him get 5 feet in front of me and wait for him to notice, LOL
9/22/2020 10:26:00 am
Never boring here Vicki! You're always doing something interesting to both see and read about.
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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.