I was very happy to get back to quilting yesterday and tackled all of the gold quilting. There were only 3 areas and I really struggled with quilting plans. My friend, Brenda, visited Monday and she helped me devise this simple motif for the center. I'm really struggling to keep the quilting from being too dense because this is definitely a bed quilt.
I did some simple quilting in the star points and repeated a circle motif in the diamonds. It's just enough quilting.
Something similar in the triangles on the outside border.
Now I just have to do 2 background areas with some sort of filler. One of the areas is the top edge of these triangles all the way to the edge of the quilt. My nature is to do a really dense filler and I've got to talk myself away from that.
I think I will have this done by Friday and can them tackle some fun and fast veterans quilts.
Here are the cactus fabrics that I bought to make some placemats as a remembrance of our trip. I also have 2 other sets of gift placemats that I need to make. I think that while I'm quilting veterans quilts I'm going to try to make some placemat "tops" and get them ready for quilting in a week or so.
I also got a really cool postcards in the mail from Nancy S. Isn't it cute?
Today is dyeing day and I might have some quilting time in the evening.
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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.