Quilting and other stuff
This is my last finish of January. I quilt the veterans quilts insets of 2 and one of the one that I quilted this weekend was one of my own quilts. I made two in this simple pattern with 6" half square triangles. I'm very excited to have 6 veterans quilts made already for 2023. Of course 5 of them were started in 2022. But my goal is to make 10 veterans quilts of my own every year and I might have to make a bigger goal.
The other quilt I quilted is this one made by Betsy.
Betsy's piecing is so meticulous that all of the red pieces are oriented the same. There's not one exception.
I pulled out one of my old classic pantographs for these. It's called Square Spiral and it's still one of my favorite textures, especially for masculine quilts. I've got 4 more veterans quilts to quilt this week and I'll use the same pattern on all of them.
I started another project this week by washing this vintage baby quilt. I want to track this project separately so I'll go into the background and plans for this quilt later. But I got it washed this weekend as the first step.
The other thing I did this weekend was try out a gluten free biscuit recipe from the Cannelle et Vanille cookbook. They might not look like much to you but they were delicious to me. In the cookbook these biscuits have sauteed onions in them. I left that out so that I'd get plain biscuits. They aren't like wheat biscuits but they are good and Chris even liked them.
Sunday was spent with friends watching the football games and I'm so excited that the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl!
1/30/2023 11:20:26 am
I like that red/blue at first I thought it was black and that looked good too :)
1/31/2023 07:44:12 am
Betsy's piecing is meticulous if she has every little piece going the same direction. I rarely accomplish that.
1/31/2023 09:08:46 am
I like the look of the checkerboard quilt. As long as the biscuits taste good that is all that matters! I read a article yesterday about the two brothers and their mom. To have two NFL players in one family is amazing much less having them play against each other in a Super Bowl!
1/31/2023 10:54:05 am
I love a square spiral. Maybe I need to get a panto, I have been doing them freehand.
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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.