Still making gifts
Most of what I've been doing the past 2 days I can't share. I'm making a couple of gifts that I can't show yet. But I do have 2 things I can share.
This is the lovely stack of veterans quilts that I delivered to the VA hospital contact yesterday. If I counted correctly there are 26 and that makes our total for the year 108! It's our biggest year ever. So there, 2020 isn't all bad. We know how much the doctors and nurses love having these quilts so it motivates us to make more. One of our members made 20 of them on her own this year. I think I made 10 and I hope to do the same next year.
I've made one more set of coasters. These are for the wife of one of Chris' hunting buddies. She loves the beach so I think she will like calming water colors of these. I bought way too much clothesline so I'll probably just keep going for a while. I've got lots of fabric and lots of clothesline. It wouldn't be a bad thing to have a few sets of these in the gift closet.
When I gift them I wrap them in a strip of the fabric that I used in the coasters so they can see what they are made with. I have some of these coasters that I probably made 10 years ago and they are still in great shape. They are very sturdy.
Today is dyeing day and I'll be dyeing some quilt backs and some fabrics for the remaining gifts that I'm making. I should be done with Christmas making by Christmas day!
12/16/2020 11:16:22 am
I'm sure the veterans' days are brightened greatly from all of your group's generosity and hard work.
12/16/2020 11:32:01 am
Congratulations to you and your group on all of those veteran’s quilts! I’m sure they will bring joy to the recipients.
12/16/2020 12:06:23 pm
You and your fellow quilters are doing an amazing service - and I know that the quilts are very much appreciated. Love your latest coaster set - and that you're wrapping them with the strip of fabric too. My first thought was how clever you were to dye a piece of ribbon to match and of course didn't think of using the actual fabric...duh!
Tina in NJ
12/16/2020 12:10:32 pm
You could probably make some really nice placemats by making the coasters a bit bigger and oblong rather than round. I love the subtle color variation in the coasters. Congrats on all the veterans’ quilts.
12/16/2020 08:16:40 pm
What a wonderful pile of quilts! 108 seems like a lot but I bet they could use more. It would to not be able to give everyone a quilt. The coaster are so pretty! I think we all are in a fever to get our things done for Xmas! It seems to happen every year! LOL!!!
12/21/2020 10:41:45 am
Oh I LOVE it!!! Take that 2020!! and those quilts will be SO loved!! Go you and your team!!!
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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.