Over the next few days I'll show you where I'm heading with some of these projects I'm working on. Today and tomorrow I'm at sewing days with Country School Quilters so I'll catch you up on that golden oldie UFO on Monday. Today we'll check in on the postcard pile.
But first, a funny story. I've decided that I "need" a wet saw for my glass work. One day this week I was running errands so decided to stop by Harbor Freight, Home Depot and Lowe's to start getting educated. I couldn't even get acknowledged at Harbor Freight, at Home Depot the saws are on a high shelf so having the "out" to look at is kind of useless but I did get some "help". I was asking the guy on each saw where the water comes from. I wanted to know exactly where the water hits the blade. He pointed to a spot and told me that the water came from there directly on the blade....so apparently the laser light doubles as a water spout! The guy at Lowe's actually did know what he was talking about. I'm very excited to get a saw soon! Of course the blades cost as much as the saw. Glass cutting blades are incredibly expensive.
So back to the postcards. Here's what I'm working with. These are the cut offs from the fabric for the wedding quilt that Mom is piecing. There are slivers and some chunks that are about 7" long and between 2 and 4" wide. A smart person would have tossed all those strings out but, hey by this point you are not surprised that I can't do that.
No big surprise (nor a creative leap) that I went right for a horizon image. Of course this could go either way up. I kind of like it but it needs something else for sure and I don't know what that is yet.
Some of the bits are wider so I thought of a possible cityscape. I do like this but I don't have a lot of yellow fabric. I do have tons of purple bits in 4 shades so I might try this with purple buildings on a yellow background because I have plenty of the bigger yellow chunks.
Then I remembered that I had some bits from the rainbow quilt that are too small to sew together and tried out a rainbow city. The black is leftover from the rainbow quilt too. This has some serious possibility but I do not like the purple sky for this.
I tend to like to work on these in the evenings after dinner (or supper in the South) so maybe I'll have an update soon. I do need to get something together because there are a lot of birthdays in the next few months and I give one to each of our Airbnb guests so I go through them at a pretty fast pace.
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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.