Sewing and cutting
Chris left for his golf trip this morning and I got busy on my home alone weekend.
Look! Thanks to a little prodding from Mom, I've got the star points sewn into pairs now. She always knows best. Tomorrow I'll get the rest of the seams together. It's getting really unwieldy at this point. I meant to load and quilt a baby quilt for Mom today but I was more in the mood for cutting. So I cut.
I started tackling my bin of patriotic batiks. I just want to get them all cut out and ready for sewing on vacation this summer. First up I cut fabric for 2 rail fence quilts. I even cut the binding. That's 6 yards down! 17 yards to go.
Next up was this quilt. I cutout tropical versions of this one when I was at the beach in February. I've got the red and blue parts cut out for 2 quilts. I still need to cut the background but I have to get more of the background fabric for that step. I'll pick out a couple more patterns this weekend to use up more of the fabric.
Meanwhile THIS arrived in the mail today! There's a story to go with it.
Do you remember this quilt that I made a few years ago? It's one of the samples that I make for Paula Nadelstern to show off her new fabrics each year. This one was made with the line called "Where In The World". Ironically I named this one "Where In The World Is My Cat?" Well, Paula and I have been asking that question of Benartex for several months. The quilt is gone.
I believe that a cat lover saw the quilt and decided to take it home. I received a very kind note from the President of Benartex apologizing for losing the quilt. Paula had told him about the work my quilt club does and he offered to send fabric for our veterans quilts. Their generous contribution to our veteran's quilt project arrived today and I've already started cutting fabric for members to pick up. I can't wait to see how many different quilt designs that they all come up with.
My weekend plan is to quilt Mom's baby quilt, start quilting 2 more veterans quilts, finish that darned star and cut out some more kits from my patriotic batik fabrics.
4/17/2021 08:28:07 am
I didn't realize that the Cat quilt had disappeared while "on tour." (or maybe I forgot.) The donation of all those bolts of fabric is a nice way for Benartex to say "We are sorry." It is a shame they didn't add a couple of bolts of Nadelstern fabric just for you.
4/17/2021 09:47:32 am
Sorry to hear about the loss of your kitty quilt Vicki.....darn it all. Like losing one of the family. On another note, your star quilt is coming along beautifully.
4/17/2021 10:07:25 am
The thing about quilts is you can never really and truly make it again.
4/17/2021 12:49:51 pm
I'm really sorry to hear about your quilt going missing. HOW in the world could that have happened? Were they displaying it someplace?
4/19/2021 08:38:48 am
It would be hard to enjoy a quilt I took. I was nice that they sent you enough fabric to make several veteran quilts.
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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.