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.
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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.