Monday I needed to do some fabric ironing but I decided that I wanted to sew first. My next project was to empty 3 bags of batting scraps into pet beds. Once I started sewing I didn't want to stop so I spent the day (between laundry, stacking wood and vacation planning) making 6 pet beds to give to my friend for Richmond Animal League.
Everything for these is free! Periodically someone donates fabric to our quilt club and once or twice a year I can get some free decorator fabric that's perfect for these pet beds. I have a stack of pre-cut pieces that will last me at least 2 years. It makes some pretty pet beds and all of this is kept from the landfill for a little longer. The stuffing is the trimmed batting from the veterans and my own quilts. I think I only made 7 all of last year so this is a good start to 2024.
I did my ironing yesterday.
I also cleaned the sewing machine, changed the needle and set up to resume the blue bow tie quilt. I can work on that today after I finish my dyeing session. January is starting off pretty good! I do have one more charity sewing project that I want to do and that's seatbelt port pillows. I have a pretty good stash of fiberfill that I've been saving for that. But I would like to get this quilt top together first.
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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.
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