I didn't post yesterday because I didn't have anything interesting to share. The last couple of days have involved a lot of driving around and no sewing or quilting. But I have been noodling ideas for Christmas cards and have landed on the first design.
I always do a rough idea of any design ideas and I've been wanting to do something with holly leaves for a couple of years. After some playing around, I settled on this. I have enough of the gold to make 30 cards. That sounds like a lot but I make a total of 80 so I'll need 2 more designs.
So far I have fused WonderUnder to the back of several green fabrics and 1 red fabric. I know that's too much green fabric but I may need one for a tree idea to work on later.
The patterns are made and ready to trace to the back of the paper backed fabric. I make my patterns using 2 layers of index cards glued together. That makes the patter thick enough to trace easily.
I'm starting with cutting berries freehand. I only have to cut out 90 little circles......
Over the next several days I'll be working on the cards and quilting some veterans quilts and a quilt for a friend.
Speaking of veterans quilts, look at this lovely stack of 25 quilts! I'm delivering these today and that will bring our YTD total to 116 (2 more than all of last year). We've donated 437 quilts since the beginning of 2020. We've done lots more than that but I only have records from 2020. The hospital says they are getting a record number of port requests for new cancer patients.
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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.