Sewing this weekend
Laura and I had a fun and productive couple of days at sewing this weekend. She worked on her Stack and Whack turtles quilt. I apologize for these bad photos. I took the with my cellphone at the center and the lighting there doesn't work so well with cameras. You'll have to pretend that the colors look good.
I worked on my Hunter's Star veterans quilt. I got all of the half blocks together and was going to lay them out for the quilt. But since it's scrappy I thought I might be able to shortcut that part. Each fabric makes pieces for 4 blocks. I separated the pieces into 8 stacks with one of each fabric in every stack.
Then I sorted the light stacks on the right side so that I can pair them up with the dark stacks and know that I won't get any duplicates. After all of the blocks are made I should be able to just work straight through the 4 stack to pull the blocks without laying them out.
I got the first stack of blocks together before we packed up for the weekend. This quilt will be done next month and I absolutely love it. The "white" isn't white. It's actually a nice pale gray.
This project is packed away until next month but I'll need to get another cut and ready before then.
I actually have a couple piles of fabric for veterans quilts and I'm working on ideas for them. I'll share that later this week after I have time to do some cutting.
This week I'm also starting to work on another very old UFO! Maybe I'll have one more finish for January.
1/13/2020 07:49:07 pm
I absolutely love, love, love the fabric in the Hunter Star.
1/14/2020 07:28:04 am
The color variations in this are great. I think not matching but just using the values is going to work very well.
1/14/2020 09:20:37 am
Those are both beautiful tops!
1/19/2020 05:58:53 pm
Nice! I had to look hard to see the turtles in Laura's quilt - I know they're there but the design is such that they're only a hint. And I love the colours in the Star.
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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.