Yesterday was dyeing day so I didn't really get much sewing done.
I don't share much of what I dye because it's boring to look at bins of wet fabric. But I am really looking forward to opening this tomorrow.
I also dyed a backing for this quilt. Our quilt club doesn't just make veterans quilts. Every other year we make a quilt for our local food pantry to raffle for a fund raiser. The most recent one raised over $2000. This is the next one. All the members made the crazy quilt blocks, another member sewed the top, I'm dyeing the back and someone else with quilt it. It's a true collaborative effort.
I'm starting to think about what I want to be working on starting in January and one of my big goals will be to quilt my oldest UFO. I started this in 1998 and I still love it. When it's done it will be mine!
But first I will probably quilt some veterans quilts and this blue/yellow quilt for my Mom. Mom's quilt is HUGE and I have 13 veterans quilts. I don't know when I'll get to quilt hers. The backing fabric that she ordered is taking a long detour to get to her. She's having fun tracking it's travels. I'll get backs dyed and will quilt some of the veterans quilts myself. Other members have volunteered to help with the quilting so I won't have to do all 13. That green quilt I'm working on might become a few veterans quilts. I'm dithering too much with the layout and that's a true sign that it might no be the best king size quilt idea.
I also have a new quilt planned for 2021. I've made quilts for 2 of my sister-in-law: the penguins and the cats. My third SIL loves animal prints. I found these batiks and will start on her quilt in the New Year. The layout will be simple and might be exactly like my Indonesian Batik quilt. I think these fabrics would work great in that format. The fabric on the right would be the sashing and binding.
First I have to get things cleaned up in the sewing room and that means dealing with this pile of strips. I might make some trivets or more coaster sets but my time limit is Sunday. Whatever is left on Sunday gets tossed or put away.
Time to get off the internet and get to some sewing.
12/17/2020 08:22:16 pm
I like seeing what you are dyeing! Seeing how it turns out is so much fun. Looks like you are going to have a busy January. I should join you in getting my oldest UFO quilted in January. It is a log cabin top I pieced in the late 70's. I originally planned to hand quilt it. I had started hand quilting it, but then life got in the way. It is a big quilt. I ended up taking the hand quilting out of it. The quilt was on a frame and got shoved into a corner, got construction dust all over it, and originally had polyester batting, it needed to be washed. Since I bought that bolt of king batting for the DNP quilt I can use that. I probably will need to buy quilting thread, but to get that quilt done would be epic!
12/19/2020 11:10:18 am
I really love that crazy quilt design. It would be fun to do something similar and I seriously was contemplating it (if only to use up some fabrics). and then I remembered the eternal question of what would I DO with it afterwards. I don't need (nor do I have room for) any more full sized quilts. As for the animal prints (gorgeous btw!) I think the pattern you're contemplating would be ideal.
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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.