Quilting and a new project
Normally I post my monthly summary on the 1st but I didn't have my act together last night and I have my physical this morning so I did this quick post instead. But first a couple of updates.
They wan the cape! My relative in NY has a niece who is very excited to get the family cape. I am beyond excited to send it off. In the mean time I've learned some new tidbits about my family that I'm not going to share but suffice it to say, one branch of my family tree isn't boring!
Yesterday I posted my book summary but it posted to early in the month. If you are interested and didn't see it you can read it here.
I'm finally on the last pass of quilting for Kim's Garden. I'm working on the yellow sections now. It really is buttery yellow and not the dull tan that it appears in this photo. I'm doing this sort of stippled feather in all the yellow blocks.
2 of 9 rows are done.
We recently moved the furniture out of the guest house bedroom so we could use the space for something else. (We've halted the Airbnb business for a while for obvious reasons.) Then that plan fell through but I realized that it was the perfect place for me to finally work on the spirograph floor cloths. I've only been talking about these for over a year. I have the canvases cut and one side primed with gesso. Today I'll get the other side primed and then we can buy paint!
10/1/2020 08:24:02 am
I really like that stippled feather you are using in the background. It fills in the space nicely! I think you are making lemonade out of lemons by now having a place to make your floor cloths.
10/1/2020 09:42:43 am
Yay! I'm so happy that the family wants the cape and will (hopefully) take good care of it. That's great news. I had forgotten about the floor cloths and now I'm excited to see what you will do with them.
Tina in NJ
10/1/2020 12:28:52 pm
I too have non-boring ancestors, but they were 800 Years ago and in Greece. It was rather gory, but so was the world back then. I think Kim is very lucky to be receiving Kim’s Garden. It’s a gorgeous quilt.
10/1/2020 02:01:27 pm
Wonderful quilting designs! The feather stipple put stipples up a notch.
10/2/2020 08:07:41 am
I have been researching my family tree for a while now. I have found some interesting characters in the family tree. Some of them are pretty distant. One thing that caught my eye early on was the fact that a Great-great Grandfather had the middle name "Holiday." I laughed and said "like Doc Holliday." - Then I did some checking and found that Doc Holliday is a distant cousin.
10/2/2020 09:15:39 am
Hi Vicki.......I must have missed something at some point, but have no recollection of reading about 'the cape'. Sounds interesting! Now that you have the a designated space for the floor cloths, I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on them. I think we may all have some 'interesting' relatives in our past, and my maternal grandmother, born in Germany in the late 1800's was no saint!!! Hope your physical went well.
10/3/2020 12:27:49 am
Oh my goodness that small feather fill is so lovely. I wish there were a digitized version as I am not a free motion worker. Very very nice.
Becky in VA
10/3/2020 10:33:13 am
Kim's quilt is fabulous - in every way!
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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.