The latest veterans quilts
Yesterday was dyeing day so I didn't get much accomplished otherwise. But I did get the 2 veterans quilts trimmed and ready to get back to the piecers for binding. I can't believe we're less than 6 weeks into 2021 and I've already quilt 10 of these and should get 2 more done today. I had to dye more quilt backs yesterday for the 7 quilt tops that are waiting in the closet!
My progress on veterans quilts will slow considerably after this week because I'll be taking Bethanne Nemesch's online feather class starting this weekend. There's lots of practice to be done and then I will start on my 3 big personal quilts that I want to custom quilt. But I'll still get some of these done in between. They are so fast and easy and, therefore, really satisfying.
I'm taking a couple of projects to the beach next week to cut out and one of them is a veterans quilt based on the star block in this quilt.
This one is a really interesting spin on jelly roll quilts. That stair step insert makes it so much more interesting.
The color of the backing isn't quite right here. The camera really wanted to turn it gray. I found some 90" wide muslin that someone gave me to use for veterans quilt backs. There was enough for 6 quilts. There's a pretty wide strip left from this so I'm going to use that fabric to make a string quilt for a new veterans quilt top. There's plenty of leftover fabric for the center strip and binding. I've got a bin of perfect scraps for the rest of the block strips.
This is sounding like a great beach project. Minimal thinking required.
2/11/2021 11:06:15 am
Oh these are really beautiful!!
2/11/2021 06:49:13 pm
You are doing good getting veteran quilts quilted! Have a great time with your feather class. I haven't had the patience to practice feathers.
2/12/2021 07:41:32 am
Getting all those Veterans quilts quilted is a great thing. I know your guild (and the veterans) appreciate the work you do.
2/12/2021 06:14:34 pm
Two more great quilts for the veterans. Very patriotic in colour too. Looking forward to seeing the results of your class.
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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.