One thing done
This week has turned out to be a lot busier than I expected. Yesterday started with a 5 mile walk. The rest of the day was shuttling 2 cars back and forth from the mechanic, then Mom and I washed her car and I had to photograph all the tea towel sets and send out the email. But Mom is going home today and I really wanted to get one of her quilts quilted before she left. That meant it needed to be easy and fast.
At about 10 last night this one was finished and trimmed. Of course I love this quilt because it's made with a bunch of hand dyed scraps! The blue border was left over from another project. She based the design on my Catena quilt that hangs in my living room (that's really my Spirograoh studio right now.)
It was fun to reminisce as I looked over the fabrics. This one is left over from the border of my Crossing The South Anna quilt.
There are several bits of my "waste" fabric in the quilt. This one is from the making of the Sundance gradient.
This purple and green fabric is leftover border fabric from one of my favorite quilts that Mom made. I quilted that quilt so I have photos of the whole quilt here.
I decided on a spiral motif because it's fast. I don't really like quilting spirals. For me they are difficult to travel with and to space evenly but if I don't fuss over it too much they move along and make a nice overall texture. The top thread is Superior Rainbows and the bobbin thread is So Fine. Mom is happy with it so that's all that matters!
The backing is a batik that was given to her by the husband of a sewing buddy who passed away last year. Rita was such a nice lady and I'm sure she would be happy to know that some of her VAST fabric collection is being used!
Today is dyeing day so I may not have anything to post tomorrow. If not, I'll be back Friday with the May book reviews.
5/28/2020 07:28:11 am
Your Mom's quilt turned out beautiful! That spiral quilting looks great. That backing fabric is stunning! It was the perfect fabric for the back. Have a great dyeing day.
5/28/2020 07:45:51 am
The hand dyed scraps made a lovely quilt, bravo to your Mom for a wonderful job putting it all together! The quilting design and colors are just perfect. Thanks for sharing her work too!
Vicki in MN
5/28/2020 08:13:33 am
I always say not every quilt has to have over the top quilting to look pretty. It lets the gorgeous fabric show through more:)
5/28/2020 08:21:02 am
I love it! The colors are so pretty. I know she must love getting to use your hand dyed fabrics.
5/28/2020 08:36:08 am
Love your mom's quilt. Love all the different fabrics in it together.
5/28/2020 09:27:39 am
Your mom sure pieced a beautiful top with your "scraps." The color placements are spot on and your quilting enhances the beauty even more!
5/28/2020 09:36:04 am
Another beautiful quilt! The hand dyed fabrics make it so bright and colourful and invite a closer look to see the textures.
5/28/2020 11:09:50 am
this is a really pretty quilt and I bet it looks even more stunning in person.
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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.