Yesterday was a very productive day even after spending half the day in the kitchen making hummus and aquafaba. I finally got down to the fun stuff after lunch and I got 2 more rows of the DWR done. It's 75% complete now. It will be done by Saturday for sure. My friend's husband is coming to pick it up one day next week. This is the happiest quilt ever.
For the vulture quilt I got all 4 borders trimmed and got the sashing and bind cut. I'm ready to start sewing today.
I also got one more project added to the list!
When I de-stashed a bunch of my quilts to family and friends last year, my nephew and his wife took some of my symmetry quilts to decorate their new house. Yesterday he asked for another to decorate a room with dark teal walls. He likes the quilted wall hangings because they help with his music acoustics. I've been wanting to start another symmetry quilt and this is just the nudge that I needed. I don't want his quilt to take 10 months to make so I decided to start with a design from Paula's book and proposed this one. I think it would look great in a music room. I gave him the fabric choices below but he preferred the gold so that's what I'll do.
I've decided to turn this into a learning challenge and to figure out how to piece /quilt it all at once on the longarm. That's something that I've wanted to do for a while. I'm going to pick one of the other fabrics and make a sample to work out the technique. That sample will probably become placemats.
This should be a fun project and will get me back into my symmetry fabric stash.
All-in-all, it was a great day.
1/22/2022 10:03:29 am
Vicki, I've never seen such beautiful and unusual fabrics, as you showed at the end of your post today. The black and gold your nephew chose is stunning, a real eye catcher. Had to look up the definition of aquafaba, never having heard of it, and was pleasantly surprised after reading how it's used. Guess, I'm not too old to learn something new. Enjoy you're weekend.
1/22/2022 10:41:24 am
Can I ask ?
1/22/2022 05:30:29 pm
Those fabrics at the end of your post are spectacular. And if that quilt you show is the design you're doing I think it would be wonderful in a music room.
1/22/2022 11:44:10 pm
What a cool project to start! I hope the prototype trial goes well!
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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.